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Photography from Latin America 1866-1944

FotoFest 1992, a major festival of international photography, brought Latin American photography into focus for a wide audience. Offering a diverse selection of photographers, countries, artistic movements, and subject matter, the show revealed a photographic tradition rich in history and creativity.

Drawing from more than 1,000 images exhibited by FotoFest, this book documents the work of fifty photographers from ten countries. The photographs range from the opening of the Brazilian frontier in the 1880's to documentary images from El Salvador's recent civil war to works of specifically aesthetic intent. Many of the photographs appear here in print for the first time.

Wendy Watriss' opening essay provides the curatorial overview for the book. Louis Parkinson Zamora examines some of the roots of visual image-making in Latin American cultures. Boris Kossoy addresses the history of Latin American contemporary scene. An extensive bibliography by Marta Sanchez Philippe and artist biographies conclude the book. With the compelling images and English-Spanish text, this book will serve as a benchmark for future studies of photography in Latin America.

Wendy Watriss is the artistic director of FotoFest. Louis Parkinson Zamora is a Professor of English at the University of Houston.

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