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Everyday Latin America: Christmas in a Paraguay Reformatory

Everyday Latin America   Wednesday January 11, 2017

Santi Carneri  is a freelance photographer and videographer based in Paraguay, where he has been living for the last four years, combining personal long-term projects with editorial and NGO assignments for international clients. He specializes in social, environmental and human rights issues; among his projects is one looking inside Paraguayan prisons. Recently. at Everyday Latin America, Carneri posted a touching image of Christmas decorations in a reformatory in Paraguay.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: The Masterful Work of a Female Cuban Print Maker

HYPERALLERGIC   Wednesday January 11, 2017

You may not have heard of Belkis Ayón, but, notes the Hyperallergic blog, she was one of the greatest printmakers of the 20th century. Her remarkable work is on view in a retrospective at the University of California, Los Angeles’s Fowler Museum through February 12. Ayón was born in Cuba in 1967 and lived in the country until her death from an apparent suicide in 1999. She absorbed the inner workings of the Abakuá —  a fraternal secret society dating to 19th century Cuba — which played a part in much of her work.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Monica Imbuzeiro Captures the Face of Victory

LensCulture   Wednesday January 11, 2017

Mônica Imbuzeiro  graduated in with a degree in journalism and cinema in Federal Fluminense University in the city of Niterói, Brazil, and has worked as a photojournalist since 2000 in Rio de Janeiro. Recently featured at LensCulture was her uplifting photo series “The Face of Victory,” which features close-ups of the faces of amateur athletes as they cross the finish line of the Rio de Janeiro marathon. “These photos evoke the elation, thrill and exhaustion of pushing oneself to accomplish an extremely challenging goal,” notes LC.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: The Story of a Staving Boy's Death in Venezuela

The New York Times   Wednesday January 11, 2017

Kevin Lara Lugo died on his 16th birthday. “He spent the day before foraging for food in an empty lot, because there was nothing to eat at home. Then in a hospital because what he found made him gravely ill,” writes Nicholas Casey at the New York Times. His story about the boy illustrates the severity of the economic crisis in Venezuela. Accompanying the text are photographs by Meridith Kohut  intimately documenting Lugo’s life with his family. All had gone three days without food.   Read the full Story >>

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