David Schonauer

Honor Roll: See the Winners of Latin American Fotografia V

AI-AP   Wednesday August 31, 2016

The winners of the Latin American Fotografia V competition have been announced, and you can see their work online now. This year’s LAF was juried by Miriam Romais, Photography Marketing & Strategic Development Alchemist at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and formerly enfoco_org (BRAZIL/USA); Edward Hayes, Curator Museum of Latin American Art; Rodrigo Fino, Presidente Area Latinoamerica, Garcia Interactive Media #Latinoamerica (ARGENTINA); Paula V. Kupfer, photo editor, writer, formerly @Aperturefund (PANAMA/USA); Thea Traff, Associate Photo Editor @newyorkermag; and James B Wellford, Senior Editor for Culture and Global Issues, National Geographic magazine, formerly with Visura.   Read the full Story >>

Latin American Fotografia: Whitman White

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 31, 2016

Whitman White fell in love with San Miguel de Allende long ago. White, a travel photographer based in Venice Beach, California, first traveled to the colonial-era city in Mexico in 1989. Since then, his parents moved there and he himself has bought a house in the city. "I would go down there to hide out and shoot often," he says. His series "A la ...   Read the full Story >>

Close-Up: Brazilian Photographer Leo Correa

Leo Correa   Wednesday August 24, 2016

Leo Correa is a freelance photographer based in Brazil, working as a stringer for AP and as a contributor to the Redux photo agency. “Documenting various aspects of Latin America, I photographed the workers in the world’s two largest copper mines located in Chile. I also traveled to Cuba to capture the most vivid elements of Cuban society and the legacy of the Cuban Revolution,” he notes at his website. Recent work includes a series on violence against Brazil’s indigenous peoples.   Read the full Story >>

Brazil, 2: Inside Rio's Elite Police Force

TIME LightBox   Wednesday August 24, 2016

It’s not easy getting access to Rio de Janeiro’s Special Operations Battalion of Police, or BOPE. In fact, it had been eight years since since a journalist had been let inside the elite unit. Photographer Cédric Gerbehaye spent six months sending emails and relying on help from local journalists before he was allowed to photograph the police in action. “It’s part of the task as journalists. If we don’t have that patience or wisdom, we never get the access we want to build for these stories,” he tells Time LightBox.   Read the full Story >>

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