David Schonauer

Close-Up: Filmmaker Focuses on Mexican Peoples

Indiewire   Wednesday August 31, 2016

Mexico City-based filmmaker Federico Cecchetti is currently living in Paris as part of the prestigious Cinéfondation residency program, which was designed by the Cannes Film Festival to help promising filmmakers with their first and second feature films. Cecchetti’s work focuses on indigenous communities, specifically Mexico’s Huichole and Tarahumara peoples, notes Indiewire. In an interview, Cecchetti talks about how he weaves together psychology, philosophy and poetry in his films.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: Hard Times in Venezuela Breed Malaria

The New York Times   Wednesday August 31, 2016

Venezuela was the first nation in the world to be certified by the World Health Organization for eradicating malaria in its most populated areas, beating the United States and other developed countries to that milestone in 1961. But the country’s recent economic turmoil has brought malaria back, reports the New York Times in a report with photographs from Caracas-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut. People are leaving cities to work in watery jungle mines, perfect breeding places for mosquitoes.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 1: Marginal Living in Havana's Heart

LensCulture   Wednesday August 31, 2016

Eduardo Garcia  has lived in Havana all his life, and his street photography often focuses on Cuba’s lowest classes. But his latest project, "Home," has taken a more personal, documentary-orientated turn, notes LensCulture, which has interviewed the photographer. A finalist in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016, Garcia shot the series in Havana's once-luxurious Campoamor theater. There he met Reynaldo, a homeless man who for the past 20 years has occupied one of the theater’s abandoned dressing rooms.   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: The Boreal Emerging Photographer Scholarship

PHOTOSHELTER   Wednesday August 31, 2016

We previously reported that the Boreal Collective’s annual Boreal Bash  is moving to Mexico this year — the event, which features artist talks and portfolio reviews, will be held San Andres, Cholula, Puebla Mexico from October 28 to 30. In addition, PhotoShelter has created a scholarship to send one emerging photographer from Latin America to the Boreal Workshop, which takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico from November 1 to 3. Go here for information on how to apply for the scholarship.   Read the full Story >>

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