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In Focus: A Look at Stray Dogs in Mexico and Puerto Rico

feature shoot   Wednesday July 27, 2016

Rhode Island-based photographer Traer Scott  shot the images in her book Street Dogs  nearly a decade ago, but she tells Feature Shoot she is still haunted by the experience. Scott documented the lives of strays dogs in Puerto Rico and in Mexico, often waking up before dawn to assist in rescue efforts. In the areas she visited, including the infamous Puerto Rican site known as Dead Dog Beach, thousands of dogs have been abandoned without access to food, water and vet care.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Exhibition Honors Venezuelan Artist Oswaldo Vigas

The Huffington Post   Wednesday July 27, 2016

An international traveling museum retrospective of the late Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas’ prolific life’s work provides a rare opportunity to view the legacy of a modernist artist who shunned self-promotion, notes the Huffington Post. The retrospective, “Oswaldo Vigas: Antologica 1943-2013,” just closed at MAC, the Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo, after being on view in Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; and Bogota, Columbia. It is now heading to the US.   Read the full Story >>

Magnum Photography Awards, 3: Tommaso Protti

LensCulture   Wednesday July 27, 2016

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based photographer Tommaso Protti was also the recipient of one of the contest’s Juror’s Picks awards. Magnum executive director David Kogan selected Protti’s project on overcrowding in Brazil’s prisons. “Brazil’s prison population is the fourth biggest in the world, after US, China and Russia, and is growing faster than any other country,” notes Protti. “According to the Brazilian Bar Association, there are now around 680,000 people in the country’s jails, which are designed to hold 300,000.”   Read the full Story >>

Magnum Photography Awards, 2: Alejandro Chaskielberg

LensCulture   Wednesday July 27, 2016

Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg is the recipient of one of the contest’s Juror’s Picks awards. Photographer Martin Parr, who is the president of Magnum, singled out  Chaskielberg’s series of images showing the aftermath of the tsunami that struck northern Japan in 2011. Among the winning images are “Family Album,” a picture of an opened family photo album that was partially destroyed by the tsunami; and “Floating House,” a photo of a family standing amid the ruins of their home.   Read the full Story >>

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