Photography in Latin America 2012 - Part 2 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 over the past two weeks 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.

I am setting it up this way for a couple 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 distribution.

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

Here are the second 20 images of Photography in Latin America 2012.

Karen Paulina Biswell, Bogotá, Colombia
Doña Susana

Jael Orea Arenas, Ciudad de México, México

Daniela Linares Leandro, San José, Costa Rica
from the series "Cultural Simulation"

Thomas Locke Hobbs, Buenos Aires, Argentina
untitled, from the series "Ochava Solstice"

Rose Hunter, Puerto Vallerta, México
Car Window (San Sebastián)

Natalia Lopera Guzmán, Medellín, Colombia
El rey

Robert Kalman, Brewster, New York, USA
Fidelina Rojas

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

Eugeni Gay Marín, Barcelona, Spain
From the quantum island 04 (Bolivia)

Juan Orrantia, Johannesburg, South Africa (born Bogotá, Colombia)
There was a time when some actually bought something

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

John Oliver Hodges, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Cuernavaca #6

LimaFotoLibre, Lima, Perú

Luis Circa Melgarejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Drag Andy Mc

Gerardo Montiel Klint, Ciudad de México, México
from the series "Primeros apuntes para una teoría del infierno"

Lorena Fernández, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lukas V., from the series "La educación sentimental"

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

Mariana Lerner, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Hombre de mi vida - dia 3

Santi is beautiful, dark, warm and gay. He's tall, has black, curly hair and he rises it with his hands all the time. We've been kissing every weekend at parties for a month; we do not talk or touch. I met him a month and four days ago. The key is to say: that's the way we are. That's it, every time. Yesterday, after our kiss, he said: we're getting to know each other. And he went to another area of the dance floor.

Andrei Dignart, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Cristóbal Traslaviña Berrios, Valparaíso, Chile
untitled, from the series "Resilente"

Carlos Alvarez-Montero, Ciudad de México, México