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Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America 1866-1994

Publisher: Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0292791186
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 106782



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gold on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by 50 Latin-American artists. Essays (in English and Spanish) by Wendy Watriss, Boris Kossoy, Fernando Castro and Lois Parkinson Zamora. Edited by Wendy Watriss and Lois Parkinson Zamora. Includes a bibliography (by Marta Sánchez Philippe), artist biographies, contributor biographies and an index. 450 pp., with 182 four-color and black-and-white illustrations. 10-1/4 x 11 inches.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: Based on the 1992 FotoFest exhibition, which brought Latin American photography into focus for a wide public audience, this book draws from the more than 1000 images exhibited by FotoFest and documents the work of fifty photographers from ten countries. "The photographs range from the opening of the Brazilian frontier in the 1880s to documentary images from El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war to works of specifically aesthetic and experimental intent. Many of the photographs appear here in print for the first time. Wendy Watriss's opening essay provides the curatorial overview for the book.

In her essay, Lois Parkinson Zamora examines some of the roots of visual imagery in Latin American cultures. An essay by Boris Kossoy addresses the history of Latin American photography in the nineteenth century, delving into the social iconography that evolved from the mingling of indigenous and European traditions. Fernando Castro covers the contemporary scene and the debate over 'artistic' versus documentary work...Image and Memory is one of the broadest overviews of Latin American photography ever published. With its compelling images and English-Spanish text, this book will serve as a benchmark for future studies."