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Everyday Latin America: A Tired Mime by Juan C. Hoppe

Everyday Latin America   Wednesday February 22, 2017

The Everyday Latin America Instagram often features work from photo collectives showing daily life in Latin America, including the Migrar Collective  in Chile. Recently posted was a charming photograph by Migrar member Juan C. Hoppe  showing that even mimes become tired after a long day of performing. Hoppe photographed a sleepy mime as he traveled home in Santiago de Chile. The Migrar Collective features work by 10 photographers working in photojournalism. See more at the collective’s website.   Read the full Story >>

Close-Up: Photographer Olmo Calvo

Olmo Calvo    Wednesday February 22, 2017

Olmo Calvo began photographing for the newspaper Molotov in 2001 while studying photography in Madrid. He later studied at the Motivarte Photography School of Buenos Aires. In 2006 he cofounded the SUB photography cooperative in Buenos Aires. He has won a number of international prizes for his work with SUB cooperative, including Latin American Pictures of the Year awards. He recently won first place for General News  at the 74th POYi awards for a photograph of refugees in Greece.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Life Along the Border, Before Trump's Wall

The New York Times   Wednesday February 22, 2017

What will life along the 1,900-mile US-Mexico border be like when President Donald Trump builds his wall? The New York Times looks for answers in a report illustrated with images by photographers Bryan Denton, Tamir Kalifa and Mauricio Lima. For 700 miles of the border — from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez — a fence already exists, and, notes the Times, “the surrounding dirt and grass tell the stories of those who try to cross it, those who patrol it and those who live next to it.”   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Nurturing Storytellers in Latin America and Africa

The New York Times   Wednesday February 22, 2017

“Photographers from Africa and Latin America think the western gaze is how you make it in the industry, that poverty and blood-drenched photos are the ones that are going to sell because it’s the one that is portrayed the most,” says Laura Beltrán Villamizar, a photo editor and curator originally from Colombia. Now, notes The New York Times, she and Colombian photographer Federico Rios Escobar have started Native Agency, a collective that nurtures photographers in Latin America and Africa in an alternative way of seeing.   Read the full Story >>

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