David Schonauer

Spotlight: Annick Donkers Photographs the Spirit Animal Healers of Costa Chica

By David Schonauer   Monday September 17, 2018

Annick Donkers first went to Mexico's Guerrero state in 2016. "To celebrate the New Year, a friend and I went to the beach in Marquelia, which is part of the coastal region known as the Costa Chica," says the Mexico City-based documentary photographer. "For me it was special that this region was home to Afro Mexicans -- Mexicans descended from African slaves. Outside this ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Portrait of the Escaramuza Cowgirl

By David Schonauer   Monday August 6, 2018

Eight years ago, Dane Strom moved to Mexico. He'd quit his job as an editor with the Denver Post and headed south with a guitar, settling in a town in the subtropical mountains of Jalisco state, on the north shore of the country's largest lake, Lake Chapala. "All of my photography is now dedicated to Mexico, and the majority of it to ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Agustin Macarian Documents the Other Buenos Aires

By David Schonauer   Monday July 9, 2018

There is Buenos Aires, the city. Argentina's political and business center, also known as Capital Federal, is a bustling metropolis of 3 million where the steakhouses are full, the rose gardens are in bloom, and grand avenues hum with the city's iconic black-and-yellow taxis. There is also another Buenos Aires, however -- the province surrounding the city, which carries the same name but ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Mario Fuentes Captures the Contribution of Immigrants with Seeds

By David Schonauer   Monday June 25, 2018

Guava, zucchini, lettuce, cauliflower, and barley. Chard, cherimoya, coriander and maize. These foods, notes Ecuadoran poster artist Mario Fuentes, share a common background -- they were introduced to the new world by immigrants bringing them from other countries. Last year, Fuentes decided to create a poster for the Typography Day 2017 international competition, whose theme was "Typography and Diversity." His creative entry, a collection of ...   Read the full Story >>

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