David Schonauer

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 >>

Latin American Fotografia: Geralyn Shukwit in Timeless Bahia

By David Schonauer   Sunday October 1, 2017

In Bahia, there is light and life. New York City-based photographer Geralyn Shukwit has been capturing both since 2011 in a series she calls "O Tempo Nao Para" ("Time Does Not Stop"). Her project started when she took a workshop with photographer Ernesto Bazan in Salvador, the capital of Brazil's Bahia state. "From the moment I arrived in Salvador, I was in love ...   Read the full Story >>

Miguel Winograd and Colombia's "False Positives" of War

By David Schonauer   Monday August 28, 2017

In 2015, Colombian documentary photographer Miguel Winograd traveled to the country's southwestern Putumayo region to investigate the killing of four peasants by Colombian army soldiers. Near a village of coca farmers, he saw two boys playing at war. "They were just kids playing around, but by the way they held the sticks you could tell they had grown up in a war zone ...   Read the full Story >>

Exhibition: Chronicling The Work of Human Rights Defenders in Colombia

By David Schonauer   Monday September 11, 2017

In Colombia, 2016 is known as "the year of peace." It was the year that the government and the FARC guerrillas signed an accord bringing an end to a civil war that had lasted more than half a century. But, notes photographer and filmmaker Tom Laffay, last year also saw the murder of 78 human rights defenders - indigenous leaders, environmental activists, LGBTQ leaders and ...   Read the full Story >>

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