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Puerto Rico Mio is an extraordinary collection from two series of photographs: the first taken when Delano first went to Puerto Rico with the Farm Security Administration in 1941-42 and the second when he rephotographed those same places in the 1980s.
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I happened upon this book by accident and it was one of the happiest 'accidents' I had experienced. I am a first generation Puerto Rican male born & raised in Chicago 33 years ago, but have been fortunate enough to have visited 'The Shining Star of the Carribean' every summer since I was a baby. I have seen much of what this little island can offer: good and bad. Jack Delano's book has captured all that and more. Shot in black & white, there is no distraction of color to hide the full impact of each emotion filled photo. His photos capture life as it was, full of real people working hard, living life and celebrating together as they put together this island community, piece by piece. Do not buy this book if you are expecting to see pictures of rum filled tourists at the beach. This is real. These are the real campos; these are the real farmers and there families; this is a time when agriculture was how many people managed to survived. This is an honest look at Puerto Rico. I gave this book as a gift to my father and saw the emotions and memories that flowed through his eyes with every turn of a page. Every picture told a story that was familiar to my father and the life he had growing up in Puerto Rico. We spent hours looking at the photos and talking about they meant to us. If you are looking for a book to show an honest photographic portrayal of Puerto Rico, look no further. Puerto Rico Mio is a must have for anyone with a love for the island and it's proud history.