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Everyday Latin America: Haitian Orphans After the Hurricane

Everyday Latin America   Wednesday October 26, 2016

Hurricane Matthew — the most brutal Caribbean storm in a decade — devastated Haiti: According to UNICEF, more than 500,000 children were impacted by the storm; 16,000 people are living in shelters. Port-au-Prince based photographer Marie Arago has documented the aftermath at Instagram; one of her images, seen at the Everyday Latin America feed, visualized the nature of the catastrophe: It shows children from an orphanage who were moved by the Haitian government to a safe temporary shelter.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: The Story of the New Panama Canal

The Washington Post   Wednesday October 26, 2016

“When the Panama Canal expansion is complete, one of man and the world’s greatest marvels will forever change the landscape, the economy, and the people of Panama,” says photographer Andrew Kaufman in his artist statement for his project, The Isthmus, a photo book on Panama and the Panama Canal expansion. The Washington Post features Kaufman’s work, which he calls “a vast independent visual and written record of Panama, touching all the corners of the country and its people.”   Read the full Story >>

Books: Alex Webb On His Years of Shooting in Mexico

Magnum Photos   Wednesday October 26, 2016

“I work extremely intuitively. I wander, I respond,” says photographer Alex Webb in an interview at Magnum Photos’s new website. Webb recently released the book La Calle: Photographs from Mexico, a collection of work he began shooting in 1975. His early black-and-white images later gave way to color inspired by the light a street life of Mexico. “That very first time I walked across the bridge into Mexico, I was startled and fascinated by this place so close geographically to the US, but so far culturally,” he says.   Read the full Story >>

Close-Up: Mexican Photographer Cesar Rodriguez

Instagram   Wednesday October 26, 2016

Mexican photographer César Rodríguez Becerra, born in Tepic, Nayarit in 1983, has taken workshops with Mary Ellen Mark, Jaime Permuth, Javier Arcenillas, Narciso Contreras and Andrew Lichtenstein, among other notable photographers. His work documenting tobacco pickers working under the unrelenting Mexican sun was featured earlier this year at the New York Times. And recently Rodríguez was awarded the $2,500 Chris Hondros Fund Award  at the Eddie Adams Workshop  in New York.   Read the full Story >>

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