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See It Now: Traces of the Migrant Experience Found at the Border

Parsons School of Design   Wednesday February 15, 2017

Photographer Richard Barnes’s traveling exhibition “State of Exception/Estado de Excepción” is on view now at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, and the timing couldn’t be more appropriate: Barnes’s images feature traces of the human experience of migration, including objects left behind by unauthorized border crossers on their journey through the desert into the United States. The work was created in collaboration with University of Michigan anthropologist Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration Project.   Read the full Story >>

The Lat Am 100: Mara Sanchez Renero

Mara Sanchez Renero   Wednesday February 15, 2017

The other photographer spotlighted  by SVA’s Katrin Eisman is Mara Sanchez Renero, a Mexico City-based photographer who, as we noted recently, was also tagged as an Latin American photographer to watch by the International Photography Awards. Eisman cites her  series “The Cimarron and Fandango,” which focuses on the “lost” Afro-Mexican people of the Costa Chica region of Mexico, saying that the documentary photographs “blur into beautiful and compassionate fine-art environmental portrait work.”   Read the full Story >>

The Lat Am 100: Roberto Fernandez Ibanez

Roberto Fernández Ibáñez   Wednesday February 15, 2017

We continue spotlighting the Lat Am 100 — a project from the Fototazo website identifying emerging photographers throughout Latin America. Fototazo asked 50 experts on Latin American photography to each pick two photographers deserving of attention. Today we feature the choices of Katrin Eisman, chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. One is Roberto Fernández Ibáñez of Uruguay, who works in traditional darkroom techniques to create images human aggression toward our planet. “The images are torn, folded and beautifully layered and draw me in to consider my personal impact on the environment,” notes Eisman.   Read the full Story >>

Latin American Ilustracion: Guillermo Garcia

By David Schonauer   Wednesday February 15, 2017

"Sometimes the hardest fights are the ones that you fight with yourself." That's the message behind a Latin American Ilustracion-winning artwork created by Guillermo Garcia, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Bogota, Colombia. Garcia began the piece as a student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, after reading an article about the right to choose how one dies. "That's ...   Read the full Story >>

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