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Books: Mark Cohen's Images of "Surreal" Mexico

Editions Xavier Barral   Wednesday January 25, 2017

American photographer Mark Cohen is perhaps best known for his black-and-white photographs  of life in his hometown of  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was also a pioneer of the 1970s color movement that changed American photography. Between 1981 and 2003 Cohen made eight trips to Mexico, traveling to Mexico City, Oaxaca, Mérida and throughout Yucatán state. Seduced by a land where, he says “surrealism is in the air,” he wandered with his camera. “I simply got caught up in whatever was in front of me, out there, in the street,” he notes. The result is the book Mark Cohen: Mexico. See L’Oeil de la Photographie  for more.   Read the full Story >>

Latin American Fotografia: Danielle Moir

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 25, 2017

Music brought Danielle Moir to Cuba. A New York City-based freelance photographer and filmmaker, Moir had been photographing musicians around the United States, including Pedrito Martinez, who was about to return to his native Cuba to record an album called "Habana Dreams" with his band. As luck would have it, Martinez was looking for a photographer to document the recording session and to shoot ...   Read the full Story >>

Everyday Latin America: Michelle Gachet

Everyday Latin America   Wednesday January 18, 2017

“Every day, my 94-year-old grandma, Angelina Vega, goes out to sunbathe in the patio of the house. She has lived with my mother for 9 years,” writes Quito, Ecuador-based freelance photographer Michelle Gachet  at the Everyday Latin America Instagram feed, where she recently posted a lovely photo of her abuela. “According to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (2010), 49% of older adults (60 or older) in Ecuador live with their children," Gachet adds in her post.   Read the full Story >>

Call for Entries: The Social Documentary Network

Social Documentary Network   Wednesday January 18, 2017

The Social Documentary Network wants you to show what matters in its 2017 competition. “It can be in your backyard, down the street, or halfway around the world. We like to see stories about joy, love, and positive change in this world as much as we like to see explorations of the more difficult parts of our global community,” notes SDN. The first-place winner will be featured in the spring 2017 issue of SDN’s ZEKE magazine and receive a $1000 cash prize. All submissions are exhibited on the SDN website. Deadline: Jan. 22.   Read the full Story >>

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