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Art News: El Museo del Barrio Acquires Antonio Lopez Work

ARTnews   Wednesday March 29, 2017

New York City’s El Museo del Barrio has acquired 47 works from the estate of noted fashion illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez and his creative partner Juan Ramos, notes Art News. The gift, the largest to a cultural institution by the estate in its 30-year history, comes in the wake of the museum’s much-lauded 2016 exhibition “Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion.” The exhibition highlighted the closely collaborative creative and business relationship between Lopez and Ramos.   Read the full Story >>

Closeup: Nicolas Janowski

Nicolas Janowski   Wednesday March 29, 2017

Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nicolas Janowski covers various social issues from the Latin American continent with a very personal touch. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Burn Magazine, Emaho Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among publications. Of recent note is his project “Adrift in the Blue,” a multimedia exhibition that considers the conflicted history and nature of Tierra del Fuego, or the “End of the World,” in stunning blue-toned imagery.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 2: Growing Up Amid Violence in Guatemala

feature shoot   Wednesday March 29, 2017

“In the northern zones of Guatemala City, every school kid will know someone who’s been killed in the past year or so in gang violence,” says photojournalist Souvid Datta  at Feature Shoot. Datta, who last summer was embedded with Peshmerga forces in Iraq, more recently spent five weeks in Guatemala City, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. His goal wasn’t to document violence, however. “I was more interested in the psychological reality for people living there,” he says.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 1: Unearthing Justice in El Salvador

The New York Times   Wednesday March 29, 2017

In 1981, a year into a bloody civil war in El Salvador, a U.S.-trained counterinsurgency force killed more than 900 men, women and children in El Mozote and surrounding villages. It was the worst atrocity in a conflict marked by torture, executions and disappearances, notes The New York Times. Last December, on the 35th anniversary of the massacre, photographer James Rodriguez  traveled to eastern El Salvador to document the proper burial of remains that had been exhumed.   Read the full Story >>

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