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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 >>

Exhibitions: How La Raza Chronicled Chicano stories in LA

By David Schonauer   Friday October 27, 2017

La Raza published for just a decade, from 1967 to 1977. But during that time the newspaper became the vital chronicler of the Mexican-American struggle for equality and justice in Los Angeles. As The New York Times noted recently, La Raza "provided a vital and dynamic forum for Chicano political and cultural expression." Marking the 50th anniversary of its founding, the publication is the ...   Read the full Story >>

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