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  • Foto Rodríguez
    Londoño Vélez, Santiago
    The researcher and art historian Santiago Londoño Vélez writes a thorough account of the life and work of the well-known Colombian photographer Melitón Rodríguez. Londoño describes various economic and sociocultural aspects of the development of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131502

  • Fotografía en México
    Witmore, Eugene
    Eugene Witmore turns the adventures a foreign photographer could experience in Mexico into a good tale. The eloquent text sets forth both the myths and realities related to photographers entering Mexico. Myth: You cannot bring in a camera. Reality: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795189

  • Fotografía y cinematógrafo
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    In spite of showing his work in solo photography exhibitions, Carlos Mérida’s favorite subject to write about was Emilio Amero’s cinematographic work. Specifically, he focuses on 3-3-3 shorts, whose balance surprises him, since the medium works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794617

  • Fotografía y cinematógrafo : Emilio Amero
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    In this newspaper article, Carlos Mérida, a Guatemalan artist who lived in Mexico, quotes from an essay he had written for the exhibition catalogue, Amero 25 nuevas fotografías [Amero: 25 New Photographs]. He also includes three of Emilio Amero’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774109

  • Fotografía y sociedad
    Goyeneche Gómez, Edward, 1978-
    “Fotografía y sociedad” [Photography and Society], is the title of the first chapter of the book by the same name by the Colombian researcher and photographer Edward Goyeneche Gómez. The text includes a well-reasoned [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100724

  • Fotografías de Amero
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    The Guatemalan writer established in Mexico, Luis Cardoza y Aragón, focuses Emilio Amero’s work from a lyrical perspective. In fact, Amero weaves the “snapshot of the word” (poetry), with the photogram (a short space of light and emotion). To [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794700

  • Frida Medín : una imagen reconstruida
    Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
    The artist Félix González Torres, who was born in Cuba and lives in New York, writes about the beginning of photography in the early nineteenth century, and the Kodak Company’s advertising that made taking a photograph appear so easy. He suggests [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055114

  • Función de la fotografía
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This profound essay by the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros was prompted by what critics had said about Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s exhibition at the Sociedad de Arte Moderno. Siqueiros describes the critiques as a useless form of photo-literature [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760429

  • Guardián de las sombras
    Matiz, Alejandra
    “Guardián de las sombras” [Guardian of the Shadows] is the title of this essay by the Colombian restorer Alejandra Matiz that appears in the catalogue for Fotología 4 (2006), the event in which Leo Matiz participated with his own solo show at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099591

  • Historia de la fotografía en México
    Valle, Rafael Heliodoro, 1891-1959
    In this article, Rafael Heliodoro Valle informs us about some of the photographers working from the nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. The article refers to descriptions of photographs taken by Madame Calderón de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823201

  • Identifying the links between photography and painting in Latin America visual thinking = Identificación de los nexos entre fotografía y pintura en el pensamiento visual Latinoamericano
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    In this bilingual essay, Cuban poet and art critic Ricardo Pau-Llosa argues that Latin American painting and photography are inextricably linked by the presence of thematic similarities and shared motifs, despite their obvious formal differences. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081936

  • Images of the Revolución
    González, José
    In this text, Jose G. Gonzalez describes an exhibition of photographs by Agustin V. Casasola of the Mexican Revolution that was organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and displayed in the Chicago Circle galleries of the University of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801924

  • Impressions of the Exhibit
    Pero, Peter
    This group of texts describes an exhibition of Augustín V. Casasola’s photographs—and the public programs that accompanied it—organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and mounted at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801939

  • Intercambio Adál
    Biasiny- Rivera, Charles
    En Foco founding director, Charles Biasiny-Rivera, and Nuyorican artist Adal Maldonado discuss the latter’s transition from documentary projects in the 1970s, to the employment of photography in conceptual installations in the 1990s. Adal relates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842104

  • Introducción
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    This text by Eduardo Serrano is the introduction to the book Historia de la fotografía en Colombia (1840-1950). In it, Serrano explains the importance of the publication of this book for the fields of art and history insofar as it recovers the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091141

  • Introducción. Hipermedios
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    In this text, the curator Luis Ángel Duque exposes the reasons why the sixth Bienal de Artes Visuales Christian Dior (1999) is dedicated to hypermedia. In his view, each of the twenty-four participants in the exhibition used imagery and expressed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161329

  • Introduction
    Wilde- Biasiny, Betty
    Betty Wilde-Biasiny recounts the emergence of the photography collective, En Foco [Focused], to the rise of alternative artist-run spaces and collectives in New York City during the 1970s. Wilde-Biasiny states that En Foco’s promotion of cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842153

  • La ciudad : el camello por el ojo de la aguja
    Quijano, Rodrigo, 1965-
    In this text, Rodrigo Quijano argues that Lima 01—a series of photographs of inverted images of interiors of old abandoned buildings in downtown Lima—addresses questions of forgetting and urban decay. The series makes reference to the design of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293706

  • La escritura sobre la fotografía : campo referencial fuera de campo
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    This essay by Alberto Madrid is on the exhibition Fotografía: intervenciones, cruces y desvíos. His play of words “field of reference out of field” emerged in the essay questioning the bibliographic references with which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767268

  • La exposición de la Escuela de Bellas Artes
    In this article, the writer discusses the latest exhibition of works by students of the Catalonian instructor Antonio Fabrés at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes [National School of Fine Arts]. That is why works by even the youngest pupils are of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759192

  • La fotografía artística
    Méndez Caratini, Héctor, 1949-
    One hundred fifty years after the birth of photography, the Puerto Rican photographer, Héctor Méndez Caratini, writes in 1991 about art photography in New York. He notes what a different reception this work is given in New York, compared to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856906

  • La fotografía artística en México : Nacho López
    Rose, Juan Gonzalo
    In this informal interview by Juan Gonzalo Rose, photographer Nacho López reveals a little-known side of himself and his ideas. During the course of the conversation, López discusses the difference between painting and photography, making a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760340

  • La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla
    This document is an informative flier about the exhibition La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla. Inviting the public to attend free of charge, this program references anexhibition to take place on January 16, 1981, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131111

  • La fotografía y la fotografía en México
    Aragón Leiva, Agustín
    In this article, Aragón Leyva defends the artistic qualities relevant to photography. In a rapid analysis ranging from scientific to technical discourse about the image, the writer points out the specific characteristics of photographic creation. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789232

  • La gracia de los retratos antiguos
    Fernández Ledesma, Enrique
    La gracia de los retratos antiguos [The Charm of Old Portraits] by Enrique Fernández Ledesma (1950) is required reading to learn about the history of photography in Mexico. It includes a prologue written by the diplomat Marte R. Gómez, as well as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785694

  • La madre fotografía
    Ferrer, Rita
    In this essay, Rita Ferrer discusses photography based on an international critique of several periods. She refers to authors such as Roland Barthes, Charles Baudelaire, and the Chilean artist Carlos Leppe, claiming that they all share a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773582

  • La mirada vanguardista
    Monsalve Pino, Margarita María
    The archives of the Colombian photographer Julio A. Sánchez were studied by the artist and researcher Margarita María Monsalve Pino. She used them as the basis for a discussion of avant-garde art, with specific reference to photography in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130054

  • La próxima exposición de Edward Weston, el original y vigoroso artista mexicano
    The writer of this short article tells us that there will be an exhibition of about 100 photographs of the “very delicate” work of Edward Weston. He tells us that these works will be related to the concept of daily life in Mexico, and that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823216

  • La realidad estaba cerca
    Ramos Collado, Liliana
    In response to the exhibition, Nueva Fotografía Puertorriqueña [New Puerto Rican Photography] (1985), writer/professor Liliana Ramos Collado questions the relationship between photography and reality. There are countless ways to manipulate the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055091

  • Las artes menores : la fotografía
    Fernández, Justino
    In this essay, the historian Justino Fernández sets forth the two common opinions about photography: on the one hand, understanding photography as a form of expression apart from art and, on the other, considering it to be a unique form of art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792921

  • Las fotos de Tina Modotti : el anecdotismo revolucionario
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    Martí Casanovas discusses the two qualities to be found in Tina Modotti’s photographs, referring on the one hand to the formalist, aesthetic value of her work and, on the other, highlighting its social importance as a propaganda tool used on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 746949

  • Las obras de Tina Modotti
    This article attempts to show Tina Modotti’s creative and artistic side during the media coverage that she endured in the difficult time following the assassination of her life partner and comrade in militancy, Julio Antonio Mella, who founded the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748731

  • Los años ochenta : panorama de una década
    Figarella, Mariana, 1959- 1996
    This text is an essay by the art historian Mariana Figarella published in the book Los Ochenta. Panorama de las artes visuales en Venezuela (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, n.d. [1990]). Divided into seven sections, the essay begins with a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051877

  • Los fotógrafos de los periódicos ante el Sr. Presidente
    This short article tells how photographers launched the Asociación de Fotógrafos de Prensa [Press Photographers Association] in Mexico. Its historical importance lies in its being the first association of this kind. The article also describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759185

  • Luis B. Ramos
    Pan magazine (1935–40) published a Spanish translation of a text written by Werner Suhr, who was the director of Gebrauchsgraphik, which introduced the Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos to the German public. Suhr describes the Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075878

  • Luis B. Ramos : "los riquísimos lechos subterráneos"
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    Beatriz González profiles the Colombian photographer Luís Benito Ramos Rodríguez, who produced an important body of work in the years between 1934 and 1950, during the period known as the República Liberal [Liberal Republic]. González, an artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099426

  • Luis B. Ramos juzgado por el "Gebrauchsgraphik"
    Suhr, Werner
    In January 1938 the German magazine Gebrauchsgraphik published eight photographs of the Colombian painter and photographer Luis Benito Ramos with a brief introductory article, an exceptional achievement for a local artist. This prompted the publisher [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089168

  • Mañana se clausurará la magnífica exposición de Edward Weston y Tina Modotti. La bella y genial artista italiana Tina Modotti y su excelente arte fotográfico
    Peña, José María
    This is an informative short article about an exhibition held by Tina Modotti and Edward Weston in Guadalajara, Jalisco, from August 31 to September 6, 1925, in the Exhibition Hall of the Museo del Estado. José María Peña gives us a detailed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823232

  • Memoria, imagen y duelo : conversaciones entre una artista y un historiador
    Sánchez Gómez, Gonzalo, 1945-
    As the title suggests, this is a record of the conversation between the Colombian historian Gonzalo Sánchez and the artist María Elvira Escallón (who is also Colombian) that was published in the magazine Análisis Político [Political Analysis] in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092383

  • Mónica Bengoa. Al son de un suave y blando movimiento
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    Adriana Valdés wrote this essay for the catalogue for an exhibition of works by Mónica Bengoa. Organizing her text around six themes, Valdés writes about stories, pixels, the unspeakable, “To the sound of a smooth, soft [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775512

  • No salgas de tu barrio : entrevista a Ever Astudillo
    Guerrero, Hernando
    The “Semanariocultural” [Cultural Weekly], a supplement of the newspaper El Pueblo de Cali, (1975–86) published the article, “No salgas de tu barrio. Entrevista a Ever Astudillo” [Do Not Leave Your Neighborhood: An Interview with Ever [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052222

  • Notas de viaje
    Bertrand Vidal, Julio, 1888-1918
    This document includes excerpts from the personal travel log of the Chilean experimental photographer Julio Bertrand Vidal, who died at an early age. The texts range from 1907 to 1911, and the log tracks his travels in Europe, noting the places he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749932

  • Nueva fotografía puertorriqueña : una exposición
    Rivera Rosario, Nelson
    Puerto Rican critic and professor Nelson Rivera Rosario writes of the importance of the exhibition Nueva Fotografía Puertorriqueña [New Puerto Rican Photography] (1985), because this medium had yet to be recognized as an artistic genre in Puerto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055068

  • Nuevos recursos de la publicidad
    Luzuriaga, Guillermo de
    In this article, Guillermo Luzuriaga acknowledges the importance of photography in the field of advertising. He is convinced of the need to radically change the way commercial products are advertised through intelligently presented photographs. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759209

  • Orígenes de la fotografía
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s essay provides an introduction to the general history of photography. He traces its development from the original camera obscura that has been with us since time immemorial, and recognizes the contributions of those who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748988

  • Oscar Muñoz
    Herzog, Hans- Michael, 1956-
    This interview covers Óscar Muñoz’s career from the early days in Cali in the late sixties until 2004, the time period that is the focus of interest. Muñoz connects his art with his formation as an artist and with what happened in his native [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860414

  • Pasos en el cielo
    Arguelles, Carlos
    The text by Carlos Argüelles that precedes the photographs taken by the photojournalists Faustino Mayo and Nacho López shows the transformation of Mexican photography in the mid-twentieth century. This photo-essay presents photographs of great [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776577

  • Paz Errázuriz y el tango
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988
    In this essay, Enrique Lihn discusses the Tango series of photographs by Paz Errázuriz, based on a review of the works of authors who have written about the origins and lyrics of this particular style of music and dance. Lihn claims that & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773616

  • Pioneros de la antropología : memoria visual 1936-1950
    Botero, Clara Isabel; Perry Posada, Jimena
    Colombian anthropologists Clara Isabel Botero and Jimena Perry Posada describe the influence of educational and cultural policies on scientific and artistic projects during what was called the República Liberal in Colombia. In the authors’ view, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129223

  • Presentación
    In 1983, the Taller La Huella [Imprint Workshop] produced the first detailed history of Colombian photography between 1841 and 1948. It was based on a review of the relationship between local visual history and the general patterns of the practice of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131534