David Schonauer

DFLA Spotlight: Iggy Smalls on Venezuela's "(Barely) Bread & Circus"

Iggy Smalls   Wednesday February 22, 2017

By the end of 2016, Venezuela had an official inflation rate of 180.5 percent — one of the highest in the world, notes photographer and DFLA reader Iggy Smalls at her website. Moreover, she adds, Caracas reportedly has the world’s highest murder rate, while basics such as chicken and toilet paper are being rationed by the government. Smalls, who graduated with a BFA in Photography & Imaging from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 2015 and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain, documents everyday life in Caracas in her series “(Barely) Bread & Circus.”   Read the full Story >>

Latin American Fotografia: Patricia Ackerman

By David Schonauer   Wednesday February 22, 2017

To be naked is to be disguised, writes Patricia Ackerman. That message is visualized in a series of nudes Ackerman shot in 2016, one of which was named a winner of the Latin American Ilustracion 5 competition. Ackerman, who is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a psychoanalyst by profession, but her avocation is photography. She shot her nude series in an abandoned house ...   Read the full Story >>

Everyday Latin America: Documenting Chile's Wildfires

Everyday Latin America   Wednesday February 15, 2017

The Chilean government declared a state of emergency after the worst forest fires in the nation’s history destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of forest and burned villages to the ground. Among those photographing the devastation was Chilean photographer Pablo Vera Lisperguer, who shared one of his smartphone images at the Everyday Latin America Instagram feed. His coverage was also included in a report about the fires at MSNBC. See more at his Instagram  page.   Read the full Story >>

Buenos Aires's Vanishing Neighborhoods

The New York Times   Wednesday February 15, 2017

Argentinian photographer Facundo de Zuviría  looks for the true character of Buenos Aires in its barrios, where mom-and-pop stores occupy old, low-slung buildings. Over the years, he began to notice that those stores were disappearing, notes the New York Times, which compares his graceful, melancholy work to that of Walker Evans. His images of the vanishing city are on view in “Facundo de Zuviría: Siesta Argentina and Other Modest Observations,” an exhibition at the Americas Society in New York through April 1.   Read the full Story >>

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