David Schonauer

Spotlight: Sandra Cattaneo Adorno Captures a Stormy Day in Rio

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 16, 2018

It was not a typical day on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. "The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong. The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea," recalls photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno. On the other hand, what wasn't good for swimmers was very good for the photographer. "A thick mist hung over the beach and was colored ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Discovering Oaxaca, As a Mexican-American

By David Schonauer   Monday September 24, 2018

Julie Cabral discovered Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2016. Cabral, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts who is based in Los Angeles, had been to been to Oaxaca many times, but it was only when she went to visit her grandparent there two years ago that she truly saw the place. "I'd never seen how beautiful and politically charged the landscape is," she ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Annick Donkers Photographs the Spirit Animal Healers of Costa Chica

By David Schonauer   Monday September 17, 2018

Annick Donkers first went to Mexico's Guerrero state in 2016. "To celebrate the New Year, a friend and I went to the beach in Marquelia, which is part of the coastal region known as the Costa Chica," says the Mexico City-based documentary photographer. "For me it was special that this region was home to Afro Mexicans -- Mexicans descended from African slaves. Outside this ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Portrait of the Escaramuza Cowgirl

By David Schonauer   Monday August 6, 2018

Eight years ago, Dane Strom moved to Mexico. He'd quit his job as an editor with the Denver Post and headed south with a guitar, settling in a town in the subtropical mountains of Jalisco state, on the north shore of the country's largest lake, Lake Chapala. "All of my photography is now dedicated to Mexico, and the majority of it to ...   Read the full Story >>

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