Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, artists from Latin America have embraced photography as a means of capturing their surroundings, documenting episodes of social injustice and political upheaval, and constructing images of national identity. This exhibition features photographs and one video work that evoke a potent sense of place, some in a literal sense and others metaphorically. Drawn primarily from Arizona collections, the selected photographs reflect distinctly national realities, cultural idiosyncrasies, and subtle political undertones.
Left: Facundo de Zuviría (Argentina, 1954), Siesta argentina, 2003. Black and white photograph on fiber based paper, 10" x 12.75". Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle, Phoenix, Arizona. Middle: Ana Mendieta (Cuba, 1948-1985), Untitled (Silueta Series, Mexico), 1976. Color print from 35 mm slide, 28" x 21". Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle, Phoenix, Arizona. Right: Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (Mexico, 1953), Volando bajo (Flying Low), 1996. Gelatin Silver Print, 16" x 20". The Judy and Sidney Zuber Collection of Latin American Photography.