Photography in Latin America 2012 - Part 5 of 5

I am excited to have co-curated F-Stop Magazine #54: The Latin America Issue in collaboration with F-Stop editor Christy Karpinski. We worked through a large submission pool to select 353 images to feature.

Of those images, I have selected 100 to show here on fototazo over 5 posts. Part 1 can be found here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here.

I am making this selection for a couple of reasons. The layout of this site would make republishing the entire selection featured on F-Stop difficult, plus duplicating the entirety of the images featured a click away doesn't seem necessary.

In exchange, pulling out 100 of the 353 accepted submissions gave me a chance to continue to enjoy looking through the images and to challenge myself as an editor to make decisions to get to what I truly feel are the strongest photographs submitted. I did not limit the number of images for any particular photographer - if someone happened to have made 5 of the best 100, so be it.

I am including 2012 in the post title because I would like this to be an annual feature on this site. fototazo is based in Colombia, and I have become aware since moving here of the lack of deserved presence of Latin American photography in the international online photography world. I would like this site to continue to move towards helping to fill that absence. There is a lot of exciting work being produced here - it just needs better distribution opportunities.

One last note: the 100 images are not in any particular order other than a little intuitive sequencing.

Here is the fifth and final group of 20 images of Photography in Latin America 2012.

Arturo Soto, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
untitled, Mexico City, 2010

Bárbara Oettinger Searle, Santiago de Chile, Chile
untitled, from the series "Mas de los Mudos"

Nayeli Cruz Bonilla, Ciudad de México, México

Cristóbal Traslaviña Berrios, Valparaíso, Chile
untitled, from the series "Hogar, dulce hogar?"

Frederic Vanwalleghem, Belgium
Retrato, from the series "Retratos en tu cuarto"

Alejandro Reinoso, Quito, Ecuador
Víctor y Angie

Edite Haberman, California, USA
untitled, from the series "Sangre, Sudor y Lagrimas"

Lorena Endara, Panamá
Billboard #6

Nayeli Cruz Bonilla, Ciudad de México, México

Aglae Cortés Zazueta, Ciudad de México, México
Invisible Landscape IV, from the series "Duality of the Landscape"

Robert Kalman, Brewster, New York, USA
Grettel Martinez

This diptych is part of a series of photographs of people living in Larreynaga, Nicaragua photographed 20 years apart.

Martín Batallés, Montevideo, Uruguay

Gustavo Ruiz Lizárraga, Ciudad de México, México
untitled (Escena #1)

LimaFotoLibre, Lima, Perú

Aura Alejandra Lambertinez Duque, Medellín, Colombia
untitled, from the series "Plaza Vanidad"

Micky Absil, Colebrook, Ontario, Canada
Padre (Antigua, Guatemala)

Monica Denevan, San Francisco, California, USA
Song to Rain, Venezuela

Romy Pocztaruk, Porto Alegre, Brasil
The last adventure of Emilio Medici

Keith Prue, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Tijuana, Mexico

Juan Orrantia, Johannesburg, South Africa (b. Bogotá, Colombia)
Faces, bodies, sons and daughters, the simple things that once were invisible, from the series "The Afterlife of coca dreams" (Colombia)