8.07.2012

Photography in Latin America 2012 - Part 3 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 and Part 2 can be found 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 third group of 20 images of Photography in Latin America 2012.
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Karen Paulina Biswell, Bogotá, Colombia
La Sobrina




Leslie Granda-Hill, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Jennifer




Laura Noel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Concrete House, Havana
2007




Gustavo Ruiz Lizárraga, Ciudad de México, México
Un final 
2012




Luis Circa Melgarejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sanfran




Katya Evdokimova, London, United Kingdom
untitled (Colombia)




Michael Jerome Wolff, New Mexico, USA
Endless Rain




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




Robert Kalman, Brewster, New York
Carlos Rojas

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




Nayeli Cruz Bonilla, Ciudad de México, México
untitled




Alessandro Falco, Pescara, Italy
untitled (Pernambuco, Brazil)




Monica Denevan, San Francisco, California, USA
Machete, Venezuela




María Jose Sesma González, Ciudad de México, México
untitled, from the series "Todo en Orden"




Kellie Cason O'Connor, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
El Bebé de las Piedras (Guatemala)




Silvino González Morales, Bogotá, Colombia
Bipolar 06




John Oliver Hodges, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Cuernavaca #4




Mariana Lerner, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Hombre de mi vida - día 30

Love of my life – October 30th. A new friend who asks me where I am, why am I not seeing the group, who says to me on the phone: Comeeeeeee. I smile while my eyes shrink until I suddenly think, alarmed: how close does he want me to be?



Jael Orea Arenas, Ciudad de México, México
untitled




Eddie Wexler, Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
Dog Tail, Patzcuaro, Mexico




Sancert Choabert, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Eternal Rest of Hel