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Tomas Ayuso Photographs Josefina, Fleeing Toward an Uncertain Future

By David Schonauer   Friday January 26, 2018

Tomas Ayuso met Josefina on the road. Ayuso is a photojournalist from Honduras who specializes in covering migration issues, and his portrait of Josefina, a transgender Honduran displaced in Mexico, was selected as a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 6 competition. Josefina had escaped a wretched past and was waiting to receive her asylum papers in southern Mexico, living openly as a woman ...   Read the full Story >>

Roberto Guerra Covers the Barcelona Soccer Team -- in Ecuador

By David Schonauer   Friday January 5, 2018

It's the most famous soccer team in the nation. But it's not the one in Spain. The Barcelona Sporting Club of Ecuador was founded some 90 years ago in Guayaquil, the country's largest city, by Catalans. And within Ecuador, its fortunes resonate mightily. In 2016, The New York Times profiled the team and turned to Los Angeles-based photographer Roberto "Bear" Guerra ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Jaime Permuth Explores Cuba's Historical Moment

By David Schonauer   Monday November 13, 2017

"I grew up in Guatemala during that country's decades-long civil war and endured arduous years of repressive military dictatorships. Communism was a taboo subject. In particular, Cuba and Nicaragua were rarely discussed. And when they were, it was rarely without a heavy dose of ironic or sarcastic commentary," says photographer Jaime Permuth. "As a young adult," he adds, "I strived to fill in ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Esteban Torres On Tour in Colombia and NYC

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 31, 2017

It all starts with walking. "It's an activity I do almost everyday, walking with my camera, being perceptive about the people who surround me," says Estaban Torres, a photographer based in Colombia and New York City. Two photographs that Torres shot while walking -- one taken in a small Colombian fishing village called Taganga, and the other in the New York subway -- were named ...   Read the full Story >>

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