David Schonauer

Call For Entries: Latin American Fotografia 8

By David Schonauer   Tuesday July 2, 2019

Is it time for you to enter Latin American Fotografia 8? The premiere photography contest for imagery being created today in or about Latin America is accepting submissions. The deadline is July 19. The contest is open to Latin American citizens living anywhere, as well as everyone living or studying in Latin America, regardless of nationality, and everyone with Latin American clients or projects, ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Documenting the Life of a Mexican Transsexual Saved by Opera

By David Schonauer   Thursday June 13, 2019

She was born as Saul, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2012, she ended her transition to Morganna and took up a new life as a singer. "She had no support at all from her very traditional family," says Mexico City-based photographer Annick Donkers. "She had lived in two worlds and hid her true self. Music saved her life and was her way ...   Read the full Story >>

Books: Giorgio Negro Records the "Pathos" of Latin America

By David Schonauer   Wednesday May 22, 2019

Giorgio Negro doesn't consider himself a documentary photography. "I photograph what I like without the objective of documenting a specific subject," he told one interviewer. Rather, he calls himself "a sort of random/anarchic photographer." Negro's image of a Peruvian village that was once attacked by Shining Path rebels was named a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition. The image was made as ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Griselda San Martin Looks at the Immigrants of "Puebla York"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday May 14, 2019

Welcome to Puebla York. It's not a place you will find on a map. Nonetheless, documentary photographer Griselda San Martin has been photographing its boundaries and culture for the past six years. "Well over 50 percent of Mexican migrants in New York come from the state of Puebla, in Central Mexico," notes San Martin, whose work often focuses on the issues of immigration, deportation, ...   Read the full Story >>

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