David Schonauer

In Focus, 2: The Unseen Cost of Argentina's Agriculture

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC   Wednesday March 22, 2017

Soy, the world's seventh most abundantly grown food, is found in dozens of products. Spanish photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera  has spent three years traveling around South America to look at how this crop is grown and the consequences it has on food and social ecosystems — the pesticides, the deforestation, migrations of farmers in search of better land, and communities emptied when fields dry up. Cirera's latest series, on view at National Geographic, features his travels in Argentina.    Read the full Story >>

In Focus, 1: "Parched and Sinking" Mexico City

The New York Times   Wednesday March 22, 2017

Always short of water, Mexico City keeps drilling deeper for more, weakening the ancient clay lake beds on which the Aztecs first built much of the city, causing it to sink. Climate change has brought more heat and drought, increasing the demand for water, notes the New York Times, which sent report Michael Kimmelman and photographer Josh Haner to investigate. Why Donald Trump should care: A study predicts that 10 percent of Mexicans ages 15 to 65 could eventually try to emigrate north as a result of rising temperatures.   Read the full Story >>

LatAm f100: Jimena Lascurain

fototazo   Wednesday March 22, 2017

Animas’s second choice is Mexican photographer Jimena Lascurain. “Jimena Lascurain is a young photographer who is beginning to discover the current needs of the artists, observers, exhibitions, production and dissemination of her work, but more importantly, like Cuevas, she is honest and very close to what her personal process asks of her,” writes Animas. Among her projects is “No me gusta la oficina” (“I do not like my work”), which she calls “an emotional journey through the winding world of office work.”   Read the full Story >>

LatAm f100: Jose Luis Cuevas

fototazo   Wednesday March 22, 2017

We continue featuring photographers from the LatAm f100, a unique project identifying emerging photographers throughout Latin America from the Fototazo website. Today’s selections come from Livia Animas, a cultural consultant based in Mexico City and manager of Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura which develops educational activities and operates as a photography showroom. Her first choice is Mexican photographer José Luis Cuevas. “For me, he is one of the few photographers who has focused on process and personal style, who has avoided filling themselves with exhibitions and books in order to allow for his personal rhythm,” she writes.   Read the full Story >>

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