Photography and writing in Latin America - double exposures.

By: Schwartz, Marcy E, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Tierney-Tello, Mary Beth, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, 2006Description: 376 p. ; 23 cm. (pbk).ISBN: 0826338089.Subject(s): Photography | Latin American literature-History and criticism | Photography-Latin America-History | Photography-Latin America-Influence | Literature and photography-Latin America-HistoryDDC classification: 770.98SCH
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Photography came to Latin America early in its technological development and has proven an essential tool for documenting the region's physical spaces and encounters among varied cultures. Numerous Europeans experimented with the new medium as they traveled throughout Latin America. This is the first book to document the extensive collaboration between writers and photographers in Latin America from the Mexican Revolution through the twentieth century.</p> <p>Divided into four parts, the first section includes essays that review the varied roles of photography in the context of Latin American violence. Section two discusses how collaborative projects have redefined conceptions of urban space in Latin America, including the urban explosion in Mexico City. Section three explores the integration of photographic images in novels, essays, and various forms of prose. Section four offers exclusive interviews with participants in collaborative works including photographers Sara Facio and Sebastiao Salgado, as well as cultural critics Nelly Richard and Elena Poniatowska.</p>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. x)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part I Writing and Picturing Revolution and Resistance
  • Chapter 1 Representing the Mexican Revolution: Bending Photographs to the Will of Historia Grafica (p. 21)
  • Chapter 2 Idols Behind Altars: Art, Authorship, and Authority in the Mexican Cultural Renaissance (p. 41)
  • Chapter 3 Narrative Imag(in)ing: Susan Meiselas Documents the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua (p. 59)
  • Chapter 4 On Making Images Speak: Writing and Photography in Three Texts from Chile (p. 87)
  • Part II Refocusing the Urban
  • Chapter 5 Writing Against the City: Julio Cortazar's Photographic Take on India (p. 117)
  • Chapter 6 Recycled Photographs: Moving Still Images of Mexico City, 1950-2000 (p. 139)
  • Part III Photographic and Narrative Confrontations
  • Chapter 7 Ekphrasis and the Contest of Representations in Tomas Eloy Martinez's La novela de Peron (p. 173)
  • Chapter 8 Hidden Camera: The Photographic Theatre of Edgardo Rodriguez Julia (p. 193)
  • Chapter 9 "Things Were Different Then": Photographic and Narrative Construction of Loss in Eduardo Belgrano Rawson's Fuegia (p. 209)
  • Part IV The Voice of the Image
  • Chapter 10 From Brazil, Abroad, and Back Again: Politics, Place, and Pictures-An Interview with Sebastiao Salgado (p. 231)
  • Chapter 11 Literature and Photography: Parallel Crafts-An Interview with Elena Poniatowska (p. 243)
  • Chapter 12 Among Friends: Portraits of Writers-An Interview with Sara Facio (p. 251)
  • Chapter 13 La Escena de Avanzada: Photography and Writing in Postcoup Chile-A Conversation with Nelly Richard (p. 259)
  • General Bibliography (p. 271)
  • Contributors (p. 277)
  • Index (p. 279)