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Spotlight: Discovering a New Life and Vision in Valparaiso, Chile

By David Schonauer   Monday October 7, 2019

Eleonore Simon moved to Valparaiso, Chile in 2016. "I needed a fresh start and decided to spend time with my family who had settled in Chile the same year. I didn't speak a word of Spanish and I was only planning on spending a few weeks there before returning to New York," she says. Instead, she ended up staying. "Valparaiso's charm and ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Returning to Colombia, and Returning to Street Photography

By David Schonauer   Wednesday September 25, 2019

The year was 2017. After a decade of living as an expatriate in Canada, Oscar LaVerde had returned to Colombia. The country had just held a referendum on whether the government should sign a peace treaty with FARC rebels, ending a half century of civil war. "The 'NO' vote won by a tiny margin, and my heart was torn apart," recalls LaVerde. He consoled ...   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: World Press Photo Announces Latest 6X6 Talent Program Winners

By David Schonauer   Thursday September 12, 2019

Today, a spotlight on new talent: The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the six photographers chosen for the second round of its 6X6 Talent Program in South America. The program spotlights under-recognized visual storytellers from six different regions around the world who have been singled out by an international group of nominators. The six talents from South American chosen in this round are ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Reclaiming Cuba, Without Filters

By David Schonauer   Tuesday September 10, 2019

Transportation is a daily headache in Cuba. "Private trucks are used to move people around. These trucks are filled with people, and during the summertime when temperature can reach over 100 degrees it is a real nightmare," says photographer William Riera, who was born in Cuba. He left in 1995, but since 2000 has been visiting his hometown of Santiago de Cuba. "My photographic ...   Read the full Story >>

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