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Spotlight: Gabriel Figueroa and the Knotty the Aesthetics of the Female Body

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 9, 2019

Gabriel Figueroa's series "Nodum" is a study in landscapes. The project matches the landscapes of the female body with the desert landscape of Cuatro Cienegas in the State of Coahuila northen Mexico - one of the few places in the world, Figueroa notes, to have gypsum dunes, warm pools in the middle of the desert and a marble quarry. The work was also inspired ...   Read the full Story >>

Dispatches From Latin America: Three Stories from Photographer Lianne Milton

By David Schonauer   Friday December 7, 2018

Brazilian prisons in crisis. The aftermath of a deadly orphanage fire in Guatemala. The culture of child sex abuse in the Amazon. These are three of the stories that Brazil-based documentary photographer Lianne Milton has covered in recent months. Milton, a past winner of the Latin American Fotografia competition and Pulitzer Center recipient, is a member of Panos Pictures whose work often focuses on ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Sandra Cattaneo Adorno Captures a Stormy Day in Rio

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 16, 2018

It was not a typical day on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. "The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong. The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea," recalls photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno. On the other hand, what wasn't good for swimmers was very good for the photographer. "A thick mist hung over the beach and was colored ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Discovering Oaxaca, As a Mexican-American

By David Schonauer   Monday September 24, 2018

Julie Cabral discovered Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2016. Cabral, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts who is based in Los Angeles, had been to been to Oaxaca many times, but it was only when she went to visit her grandparent there two years ago that she truly saw the place. "I'd never seen how beautiful and politically charged the landscape is," she ...   Read the full Story >>

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