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  • [Letter] 1930 Junio 18, México D.F. [to] Ignacio García Tellez, Rector de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma
    Lombardo Toledano, Vicente, 1894-1968
    1930
    In this letter, the interim director of the Escuela Central de Artes Plásticas [Central School of the Visual Arts] informs the rector of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico], and attorney-at- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795917

  • Adget : Documentos para artistas
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    1939
    In this text, Manuel Álvarez Bravo considers the development of Adget (sic) as a photographer and the life experiences, warmth, and creativity reflected in his unique ability to see what is around him. He notes that Adget had no training in the arts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752393

  • Agustín Víctor Casasola's Soldaderas : malinchismo and the Chicana/o Artist
    Latorre, Guisela, 1970-
    2005
    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

  • Andrés Serrano
    Chagoya, Enrique
    1990
    This document is a short interview with photographer Andrés Serrano, conducted by Enrique Chagoya. Along with recounting his personal background, Serrano discusses how he got interested in photography, which he said was the result of his failure as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086015

  • Artista Norteamericana : Mariana Yampolsky
    Lan, Federico
    1952
    In this newspaper article, Federico Lan discusses some of the signature features of Mariana Yampolsky’s early work. He refers to her printmaking and her photography, acknowledging her passionate commitment to both forms of visual expression. Lan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764698

  • Blurriness in focus
    Falconi, José Luis
    2004
    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

  • Cambios de imagen
    Aguilar, José Hernán, 1952-
    1984
    In this text, Colombian art critic José Hernán Aguilar provides a critique of photography in Colombia in the 1980s, discussing specifically the proposals of avant-garde photographers such as Becky Mayer, Beatriz Jaramillo, Jorge Ortiz, and Adolfo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081310

  • Carlos Caicedo : fotógrafo de prensa
    Samper Pizano, Daniel, 1945-
    1976
    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

  • Cartier Bresson
    Torri, Julio, 1889-1970
    1935
    In his essay on Cartier-Bresson’s exhibition, Julio Torri attempts to define the outstanding features of the French photographer’s work. He finds that, far from cluttering his views with smokestacks or skyscrapers, Cartier-Bresson focuses on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806654

  • Claudio Perna : arte - idea - geografía
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    1987
    In her essay “Arte-idea-geografía,” María Elena Ramos discusses Claudio Perna’s conceptual pieces seen in “conventional” photographs with no “artistic pretensions.” She then turns to Marcel Duchamp and conceptual art. She presents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080766

  • Contact lenses, corrected vision
    Lippard, Lucy
    2001
    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

  • Cuba of her mind : María Martínez-Cañas' photographic constructions
    Kuspit, Donald B.
    1994
    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

  • Editorial
    Biasiny- Rivera, Charles
    2001
    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 artista fotógrafo Hugo Brehme
    1930
    This article explains the importance of the German photographer Hugo Brehme and his presence in Mexico. It provides a brief biographical note describing the photographer’s work in Mexico and collected in his book México pintoresco [Picturesque [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736689

  • El cambiante mundo que desfila ante la lente del fotógrafo
    Baltodano Esguerra, Beatriz, 1924-2014
    1967
    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 lugar y el tiempo en las fotografías de Luis B. Ramos
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1988
    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

  • Exposición de Fotografías de Tina Modotti
    Toor, Frances
    1929
    In this article, Frances Toor develops her analysis of the exhibition of works of Tina Modotti that opened at the Biblioteca Nacional on December 3, 1929. Toor states that this is the first exhibition sponsored by the Universidad Nacional [UNAM] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752384

  • Fe de Ratas (a propósito de las fotofijaciones de Eduardo Carvajal)
    Romero Rey, Sandro, 1959-
    1989
    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

  • Foto Rodríguez
    Londoño Vélez, Santiago
    2009
    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
    1935
    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

  • Frida Medín : una imagen reconstruida
    Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
    1988
    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

  • Guardián de las sombras
    Matiz, Alejandra
    2006
    “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

  • Hallazgo de un fotógrafo : Agustín Jiménez
    Ortega, Febronio
    1931
    To Fernando Gamboa, the contemporary Mexican painters are not imitators of ancient art; rather their intention is to recreate the past in modern terms. In the Mexican past, they found formal inspiration for creating their own language that resulted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788121

  • Introduction
    Wilde- Biasiny, Betty
    2001
    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

  • John S. Candelario
    Coke, Van Deren, 1921-2004
    1993
    Van Daren Coke provides a biographical sketch of New Mexico photographer John Candelario’s (1916–93) career, from his work as a correspondent for Life to the exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1944. While Candelario [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845387

  • Leo Matiz
    Kassner, Lily S. de
    2006
    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: 1100836

  • Luis B. Ramos
    1955
    Painter and photographer Luis B. Ramos’s obituary in the newspaper El Tiempo evidences the great esteem felt for the most beloved photographer in Colombia during the mid-1950s. The text recounts that when Ramos returned from Paris he asserted the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081238

  • Luis B. Ramos : "los riquísimos lechos subterráneos"
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    1997
    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

  • Mauricio Lupini V-6. 811.042
    Auerbach, Ruth
    1995
    This text by curator Ruth Auerbach introduces Venezuelan artist and photographer Mauricio Lupini on the occasion of the 1995 exhibition Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042, held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas. Auerbach reflects on two specific points: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162295

  • Miguel Gandert
    Coke, Van Deren, 1921-2004
    1993
    After providing an overview of photographer Miguel Gandert’s (b. 1956) educational background, professional experience in photojournalism, and exhibition history, Van Daren Coke conducts a brief analysis of the artist’s photography as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845409

  • Nada se salvó de la conocida casa artística
    1930
    This newspaper article reports the fire that occurred at the studio of the German photographer Hugo Brehme on February 6, 1930. The text refers to the background information about the studio of Emilio Lange who (on that same location) was the victim [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760323

  • Negotiated frontiers : contemporary chicano photography
    González, Jennifer A.
    1995
    In this essay, art historian Jennifer A. González examines the works of six Chicano/a photographers: Miguel Gandert, Delilah Montoya, Harry Gamboa, Jr., Kathy Vargas, Christina Fernandez, and Robert C. Buitrón. She compares the formal and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081892

  • Notas artísticas : retratistas mexicanos
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1920
    In this article, the visual artist Carlos Mérida discusses the work of the photographer María Santibáñez, describing her approach to the studio portrait and explaining why her photographs were so admirable. Referring to their formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754371

  • O instrumento do fotógrafo ou o fotógrafo-instrumento?
    Flusser, Vilém, 1920-1991
    1982
    In his essay “O instrumento do fotógrafo ou o fotógrafo do instrumento?,” Vilém Flusser sets out to show that it is no longer possible to conceive of the photographic machine as just another instrument of production and to refuse to recognize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110899

  • Retrato de familia : Alexánder Apóstol
    Auerbach, Ruth
    1996
    The curator and gallery owner Ruth Auerbach wrote this article about the career of Alexander Apóstol in 1996. After providing a general idea of the work of the Venezuelan photographer and artist, the writer analyzes the experimental nature of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162327

  • Sr. J. P. Arriaga : ciudad de México
    1901
    This article introduces one of the oldest studio photographers in Mexico City: José P. Arriaga, who was fifty years old at the time the article was published. He began as an amateur photographer and in less than six years became so proficient with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792891

  • Tipos boyacenses
    Ramos, Luis Benito, 1899-1955
    1936
    This document is an excellent example of the sort of work produced by Colombian photographer Luis B. Ramos, author of many works of photojournalism. The article includes five photographs of peasants from the Department of Boyacá, Colombia, and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089729

  • Todo en la pantalla
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1936
    In this article, Luis Cardoza y Aragón identifies the cinematographer Agustín Jiménez as one of the best photographers in Mexico, placing him in the company of Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Emilio Amero. The critic explains the differences between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748998

  • Un lente para mirar al hombre : el arte fotográfico de Nereo
    Zapata Olivella, Manuel
    1964
    In this straightforward and intuitive profile of Colombian photographer Nereo López, eminent writer and researcher Manuel Zapata Olivella discusses Nereo López’s work and vision of art and photography. Nereo López eschews the aestheticism of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132885

  • Una cámara registra el 9 de abril
    González Uribe, Guillermo, 1955
    1997
    In “Una cámara registra el 9 de abril” [A Camera Documents the Ninth of April], Guillermo González describes some of the key events in the life of his father, the photojournalist Sady González, who spent several days in 1948 photographing the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132016

  • Una fábrica de ensueños y de fantasías
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    1951
    In this essay, writer Antonio Rodríguez comes to the defense of a photography that goes beyond the mere technical record. He emphasizes that from Charles Baudelaire to Xavier Villaurrutia, aesthetes have affirmed that photography is a mere “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776565

  • Vanishing Amazon
    Ricciardi, Mirella
    1991
    This is the photographic documentation for the written texts about three ethnic groups in northern Brazil: the Kampa (in Acre state), the Marubo (Amazonas state), and the Yanomami (Amazonas and Roraima states). The author is the Franco-Italian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110749