David Schonauer

Spotlight: Fran Antmann Among the Maya Healers of Guatemala

By David Schonauer   Monday February 11, 2019

It began with the father of medical anthropology. Benjamin Paul wrote on a variety of subjects in the field of Mayan ethnography, from bone setting and midwifery to coffee production, education and the emergence of an indigenous tradition of painting. His daughter, Janie Paul, told her college roommate, photographer Fran Antmann, about the Guatemalan village of San Pedro la Laguna, where her father worked ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Kate Stanworth Follows a Murga Dance Group in Buenos Aires

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 23, 2019

Murga is street theatre with an edge. Largely unknown outside of Argentina and Uruguay, murga's combination of dance and percussion attracted London-based photographer Kate Stanworth when she first encountered it in a Buenos Aires park. Later, on an assignment for a Buenos Aires newspaper, Stanworth began following a murga group as it prepared for carnival. "The project looks at how being part of ...   Read the full Story >>

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 >>

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