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Spotlight: Carlotta Boettcher Looks at Edgy Guatemala City

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 8, 2019

Carlotta Boettcher was warned about Guatemala City. After moving to Guatemala a few years ago, Boettcher, a documentary photographer, was told by people that the country's capital city was dangerous. "I became very curious therefore about what exactly it would be like for me to work in an environment where many Guatemalans feel fearful of hanging out," says Boettcher. Her documentary project focusing on ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: An Immersive Family Portrait, in Spain and Puerto Rico

By David Schonauer   Tuesday July 30, 2019

Brad Jones says his family lives in "two very disparate worlds." Jones, a Brooklyn-based advertising and editorial photographer, has spent the past seven years also working on a personal project called "Dos Mundos," or "Two Worlds," which, he says, chronicles his family's movements between Spain and Puerto Rico. "Due to our family commitments we travel between these two places often. My main pursuit in ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Andrea Fernandez Captures Womanhood, Ascending

By David Schonauer   Monday July 15, 2019

By profession, Andrea Fernandez is a dentist. Her avocation is photography, which she took up at age 15. While traveling through Italy a few years ago, Fernandez, who is Colombian, was struck by the beauty of baroque-style fresco ceilings. "I love the use of space, tension, and connection that the figures depict as they are 'ascending to heaven,'" she says. Inspired by the frescos, ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Daniel Ramos Captures the "Muy Hermosa" of Northern Mexico

By David Schonauer   Monday July 8, 2019

Donald Trump warned Americans of "bad hombres" from Mexico. Photographer Daniel Ramos went looking for them. Ramos, who grew up in a Mexican-American neighborhood of Chicago, spent summers near Monterrey, Mexico, with his grandmother. In 2012, following the death of his mother, he moved to Monterrey "to have some peace to mourn her loss." He also began a project titled "Eres Muy Hermosa," a ...   Read the full Story >>

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