Topic Descriptor: photography×
  • [En 1995 Daina López comenzó un proyecto...]
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    Analyzing the work of Venezuelan artist Diana López, critic Jesús Fuenmayor highlights the most salient features of her work from the beginning of the 1990s (when she began her artistic career) up to the moment that the exhibition he is reviewing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164014

  • [Gabriel Morera]
    Arroyo, Miguel, 1920-2004
    In his essay, the museum designer Miguel Arroyo examines the range of art created in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He reaches the conclusion that the arrival of photography, film, and television led painters to abandon traditional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162743

  • [Hay ciertos rostros de la ciudad...]
    Pérez Perdomo, Francisco
    Francisco Pérez Perdomo wrote the prologue for Asfalto-Infierno, the book by Adriano González Léon (text) and Daniel González (photographs), published by El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68), the group to which these artists belonged. Pé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060288

  • [Jesús Abad Colorado ha estructurado su archivo fotográfico...]
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    This text is a section of the catalogue to the exhibition of photography that accompanied the Simposio de Justicia Restaurativa y Paz en Colombia held in Cali in 2005. In it, art critic and curator María Iovino introduces the work of Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134614

  • [La obra de Ever Astudillo]
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    Eduardo Serrano introduces the retrospective exhibition of the work of Ever Astudillo. Serrano considers Astudillo to be among the first Colombian artists to “imbue the art of drawing with a meaning and a presence that positioned it as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075907

  • [Letter] [1961 Noviembre 15, Caracas to Alejandro Otero]
    Boulton, Alfredo, 1908-1995
    In this letter, art critic Alfredo Boulton reveals to his friend, the artist Alejandro Otero, then in Paris, about his reservations with the new extra-pictorial [habitually not used] materials he had begun using after the Coloritmos series created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850274

  • [Oscar Muñoz (Popayán, 1951) realizó su primera exhibición...]
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    Colombian curator and art critic Miguel González provides an overview of Óscar Muñoz’s work from his first solo exhibition in Colombia through 1987, focusing on questions like the dichotomy between appearance and reality, light, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080345

  • [Sobre fotografía]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    Carlos Mérida asserts that photography is an art which has no developmental links to the advance of technology (as is the case with science) since daguerreotypes can be just as beautiful as contemporary photographs. For this author it is necessary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757912

  • [Vivir quiere decir dejar huellas …]
    Flores, Elsa
    This article, written by Elsa Flores for Fotografía anónima en Venezuela—the exhibition organized by Claudio Perna at the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in 1979—is divided into three parts. In the first part, Flores discusses the origins of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063156

  • A propósito de la fotografía en Chile
    Fonseca, Mario, 1948-
    In this article, which is one of the first formal written accounts of the history of Chilean photography, Mario Fonseca emphasizes the absence of history, criticism, and market. He talks about the arrival of the first daguerreotypes in Chile, in 1840 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754408

  • Addenda
    Kay, Ronald, 1941-
    In this essay Ronal Kay describes photography as a cross between time and space. The documentary and testimonial potential that images possess stems from the fact that they emerge at the intersection between temporality and spatiality. Kay claims [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749244

  • Adiós a la fotografía : correspondencia de Tina Modotti a Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942
    In this letter written by Tina Modotti in March 1931 to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she mentions the recommendation she has made to a photo agency in Berlin. Her purpose is for Álvarez Bravo to provide them with some current images, whether recently [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795195

  • Agustín Víctor Casasola's Soldaderas : malinchismo and the Chicana/o Artist
    Latorre, Guisela, 1970-
    In this essay, Guisela Latorre examines the reinterpretation by Chicano/a artists of photographs of soldaderas (female soldiers who participated in the Mexican Revolution) by the Mexican photographer Agustín Víctor Casasola. According to Latorre, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848856

  • Al ritmo del Caribe
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    The text “Al ritmo del Caribe” was written by art critic and curator Miguel González, a crucial figure in the development of art from the city of Cali in the seventies. González writes about a series of events and situations in the Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099711

  • Algo sobre fotografía
    Ramos, Luis Benito, 1899-1955
    In this theoretical essay written for the magazine Revista Pan, the Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos rates “Beauty” as the only goal worth pursuing in life. In his opinion, that pursuit should be unfettered by any particular technique, though [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860264

  • Algunas palabras acerca del juicio en materia de fotografía
    The writer of this article discusses some of the formal changes that photography must undergo in order to improve the presentation and subjects captured. To that end, he proposes that professional photographers abandon their studio props: “the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 800085

  • Amero
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    The short article written by the Guatemalan writer extols the artwork of Emilio Amero, who had lived in the United States in the 1920s, enjoying a certain success in the U.S. market. The writer praises the characteristics of the artist’s work— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770207

  • Bajo el sol negro
    Majluf, Natalia
    The author, Natalia Majluf, states that these works, created using the techniques of the “minutemen” photographers that work in provincial city plazas, could initially be thought as ethnographic or touristic photography. Nevertheless, when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293722

  • Blurriness in focus
    Falconi, José Luis
    José Luis Falconi discusses Nuyorican photographer Adal Maldonado’s series, Out of Focus Nuyoricans, as a metaphorical depiction of the mutable nature of Puerto Rican identity and nationhood. By choosing to portray his Puerto Rican subjects as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841920

  • Bodies and subjects in the technologized self-portrait : the work of Laura Aguilar
    Jones, Amelia
    In this essay, Amelia Jones explores the Post-modern notion of the “multiply identified body/self” that emerged in the art of the 1990s, by focusing on the self-portraits of the Los Angeles Chicana photographer Laura Aguilar. Unlike the body- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848894

  • Caja de herramientas
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    In this short text, Eugenio Dittborn offers a brief, poetic description of the formal processes that provide him with the images he uses in his works. He highlights the typology of the selected images (photographs of public contemporary life) and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732125

  • Candomblé
    Medeiros, José
    This book, written by the journalist José Medeiros, includes photographs and text about Candomblé, the African-influenced cult in Brazil. The author provides a detailed description of the various stages in the secret religious initiation process of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110536

  • Carlos Caicedo : fotógrafo de prensa
    Samper Pizano, Daniel, 1945-
    This essay appeared in the catalogue of Carlos Caicedo, Reportero Gráfico, the exhibition presented at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogotá in 1976. In his essay, the writer and journalist Daniel Samper Pizano discusses the work of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133996

  • Cecilia Porras
    Grau, Enrique, 1920-2004
    In this text, the Colombian artist Enrique Grau writes about fellow artist Cecilia Porras. Both were part of the generation of the twenties associated with the Colombian abstract avant-garde. Grau pays tribute to his friend, who had died by the time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132548

  • Conceptos del artista : juguetes mexicanos
    Weston, Edward Henry
    In this article, the American artist, Edward Weston, expresses his avant-garde opinions about photography. He insists that a photograph should neither imitate other forms of artistic expression, nor rely on tricks or attempt to replicate alternative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748739

  • Contact lenses, corrected vision
    Lippard, Lucy
    Art critic Lucy Lippard gives an overview of issues that have galvanized Latino artists in the United States to take action; the most notable causes being migrant workers rights in the 1960s and ‘70s, protests against United States interventions in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842196

  • Correspondencia de Tina Modotti a Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942
    In this letter from Tina Modotti to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she expresses some of her opinions about the character of Antonieta Rivas Mercado (A.R.M.), whom Modotti deems bourgeois and decadent—which would explain her suicide in 1931. She then lets [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795203

  • Crónica de las artes mecánicas : la fotografía
    MacOrlan, Pierre
    This article was issued by the European branch of the El Universal Ilustrado agency in Paris. According to Pierre Mac-Orlan, photography was an experimental art that would lead to an understanding of mankind. In his opinion, both the phonograph and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754924

  • Cuba of her mind : María Martínez-Cañas' photographic constructions
    Kuspit, Donald B.
    American art critic Donald Kuspit opens this essay on the work of María Martínez-Cañas by asking what meaning Cuba holds for the artist, since she immigrated to the United States at such a young age (three months old). He explains the extensive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848238

  • Del códice al rotograbado : La ilustración de la noticia en la prensa de México [Primera parte]
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This article is the first of a series of three written by the critic and historian Antonio Rodríguez on the development and dissemination of the news over several centuries and historical periods in Mexico. He organized the graphic and textual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776606

  • Del códice al rotograbado : La ilustración de la noticia en la prensa de México II
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This is the second of three articles written by the art critic, Antonio Rodríguez. To provide continuity with the first essay, Rodríguez reviews the progress of illustrated journalism in Mexico from the woodcut print to copper plate print. From [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776619

  • Del códice al rotograbado : La ilustración de la noticia en la prensa de México III
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    This is the third and last article in the series by Antonio Rodríguez. In a quick history of illustrated news, he shows us how it developed from the pre-Hispanic period through the modern world of the twentieth century. In this article, Rodríguez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776634

  • Deslindes y giros fotográficos
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    The essay written by Patricio M. Zárate covered the new emerging generation of Chilean artists. According to the author “customary artistic boundaries had been disregarded” with the incorporation of artistic works pertaining to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773560

  • Documentos : Tres décadas de fotografía en el Perú
    Majluf, Natalia; Villacorta, Jorge, 1958-
    The authors’ curatorial approach is based on the idea of photography as a “document” rather than on its contextual specificity “over the last thirty years in which photography has enjoyed unprecedented worldwide success and our country has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143141

  • Editorial
    Biasiny- Rivera, Charles
    Photographer Charles Biasiny-Rivera recounts the history of En Foco [Focused], the first Puerto Rican photographers collective in New York City. Founded in 1973, En Foco’s community-based programs in the Bronx included operating a street gallery, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842134

  • El 'Papel Periódico Ilustrado' y sus creadores : Urdaneta, Paredes, Racines y la fotografía
    Moreno de Angel, Pilar, 1929-2006
    The historian and writer Pilar Moreno de Ángel describes an unprecedented confluence of photography, art, and the press that coalesced in late nineteenth century Colombia in one of the most unique and interesting publications ever produced in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131550

  • El Arte Negro
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    In his essay, “El arte negro” [The Black Art], Manuel Álvarez Bravo mentions several factors that substantiate photography’s standing as an art form. In this photographer’s opinion the practice, like other forms of artistic expression, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744774

  • El cambiante mundo que desfila ante la lente del fotógrafo
    Baltodano Esguerra, Beatriz, 1924-2014
    This text is a record of the interview by journalist Beatriz Baltodano Esguerra of Colombian photographer Abdú Eljaiek, in which Eljaiek shares his thoughts on photography in Colombia. He begins by explaining his ideas on cinematography and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131566

  • El contexto artístico y la obra de Carolina Cárdenas
    Vanegas, Carolina
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100900

  • El desnudo en fotografía
    The anonymous author of this article advises photographers on how to photograph nudes and obtain a truly worthy result. The writer emphasizes that this is one of the genres in which it is hardest to achieve perfection; therefore, he suggests that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774705

  • El fotógrafo de las Bellas Tapatías
    Zuno Hernández, José Guadalupe
    This important article contributes to an understanding of the development of photography in Mexico, mainly because José G. Zuno’s goal was to show the difference between contemporary photographs and those taken ten years earlier. He mentions how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748518

  • El lugar y el tiempo en las fotografías de Luis B. Ramos
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100852

  • El mundo está en mi cabeza. Mi cuerpo está en el mundo
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    This text by curator Natalia Gutiérrez was published as a chapter in the book ciudad ? espejo (Bogotá: Facultad de Artes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2009). It provides a thorough description of the work La vida es una pasarela (2002? [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133189

  • El nomadismo fotográfico de Paz Errázuriz
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    Justo Pastor Mellado writes about Los nómadas del mar, the selection of photographs taken by Paz Errázuriz. The text is divided into four sections, beginning with comments on the artist’s work as a whole, which Pastor Mellado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757526

  • El patrimonio fotográfico en Colombia : estado de la cuestión
    Londoño, Patricia
    In 1987, critic Patricia Londoño wrote the first contemporary review of the subject of photography in Colombia. The article presents in chronological order and describes the publications, exhibitions, and photographic archives used, salvaged, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100077

  • En la punta de la lengua
    Facundo, Rodrigo, 1958-
    In this essay, Rodrigo Facundo introduced his art project En la punta de la lengua, which took an in-depth look at how countries (for example Colombia) use photographic images in official reports on events, and the role played by memory, both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133948

  • Estatutos de "Ciudad Solar"
    Corporación Ciudad Solar (Cali, Colombia)
    In 1971, a group of young adults (20–26 years old) in Cali led by Hernando Guerrero, a photographer and editor, set up an independent space to promote creative projects in the visual and graphic arts, photography, and film. In order to make this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858536

  • Evidencia clínica II : “re-tratos” : Museo Nacional
    Posada Restrepo, Libia, 1959-
    In this text, Colombian artist Libia Posada Restrepo discusses her exhibition Evidencia Clínica II and how the images in it depart from the norms of the traditional portrait genre. It is on the basis of a reflection on the place of images of women [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132612

  • Fe de Ratas (a propósito de las fotofijaciones de Eduardo Carvajal)
    Romero Rey, Sandro, 1959-
    This is the introduction by Colombian writer and playwright Sandro Romero Rey to Fotofijaciones [Photo Fixations], the exhibition of work by Eduardo Carvajal at Cali’s Sociedad de Mejoras Públicas [Society for Public Improvements] that was part of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1057981

  • Fernell Franco, Presentación María Iovino M.
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    This text, which compiles interviews and conversations that took place between art critic and researcher María Iovino and photographer Fernell Franco between 2001 and 2004, is the introduction to the catalogue, Otro Documento. The catalogue was part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860546