David Schonauer

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 >>

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 >>

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