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Vergara, Camilo J.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 3,545 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Biography‡vPictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: HN57, 307.3362
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Most widely held works by Camilo J Vergara
The new American ghetto by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New American Ghetto provides an exploration, over nearly two decades, of ghettos in New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and smaller cities. Camilo Jose Vergara chronicles, through photographs and text, the profound transformations experienced by these places since the riots of the 1960s. He provides direct observations of urban landscapes and interiors, from residential areas and institutions to vacant lots and abandoned factories. He takes successive photographs of the same places, tracking change over time - changes that have made the conditions of today's ghettos very different from those of an earlier era. Vergara's interviews with residents and historical research contribute to his unique view of the nature and meaning of the inner city. Termed "a photographic forecast of the demise of urban America," The New American Ghetto brings to light a world of forgotten ruin and struggling reconstruction
How the other half worships by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Domestically and abroad, America is known as the richest country in the world. It is hard not to be impressed by the standard of living in the nation's most affluent suburban and urban neighborhoods. Yet, scattered amid stretches that abound in wealth, the country is home to neighborhoods rife with violence, poverty, segregation, and decay. Within these blighted urban landscapes, however, there is at least one notable example of plenty: churches. They do not always appear as traditional houses of worship, but often emerge from the retrofitted shells of former storefronts, garages, factories, warehouses, domestic dwellings, and public institutions. Regardless of the facade, churches populate America's poorest neighborhoods"--Inside front jacket cover
Silent cities : the evolution of the American cemetery by Kenneth T Jackson( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ruins by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a photographic document of the decline of the built environment in major cities throughout the United States
Twin Towers remembered by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of photographs of the World Trade Center taken over thirty years, featuring views of the skyline from throughout the region, closer looks at the buildings at different times, and shots of the tragedy
Harlem : the unmaking of a ghetto by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unexpected Chicagoland by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subway memories by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago; city on the make by Nelson Algren( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camilo José Vergara : tracking time - documenting America's post-industrial cities by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit is no dry bones : the eternal city of the industrial age by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detroit has lost nearly sixty percent of its population since the mid-1950s. Ethnographer and photographer Camilo José Vergara has traveled to Detroit to document not only the city's precipitous decline but also how its residents have survived. Through annual visits to Detroit over the past twenty five years, Vergara has sought to capture the image of the inner city and its changes over time. From the 1970s through the 1990s, these changes were almost all for the worse, as the built fabric of the city was erased through neglect and abandonment. But over the last decade Detroit has seen the beginnings of a positive transformation, and Detroit Is No Dry Bones provides unique documentation of the revival and its urbanistic possibilities. Beyond the fate of the city's buildings themselves, Vergara has consistently sought to illumine the lives of Detroit's people. Not only has he shown the impact of depopulation, disinvestment, and abandonment on their lives during the worst years of the urban crisis; but he has shown their resilience as well. The photographs are organized in part around the way people have re-used and re-purposed structures from the past. Vergara, for example, is unique in his documentation of local churches that have re-occupied old bank buildings and other impressive structures from the past and turned them into something unexpectedly powerful architecturally as well as spiritually"--
Planning for Hispanics in medium sized cities : conference report( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needs assessment survey of the Hispanic population of Stamford, 1977-1978 by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a good look: the new American ghetto : all the enterprise zones in the world won't eradicate the grim reality of these forsaken inner-city neighborhoods by Camilo J Vergara( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El neuvo [i.e. nuevo] mundo : the landscape of Latino Los Angeles by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[137th Street, southeastern section of the Bronx] by Camilo J Vergara( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El nuevo mundo: the landscape of Latino Los Angeles by Camilo J Vergara( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[138th Street, southeastern section of the Bronx] by Camilo J Vergara( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Photographs of the storefront church at 7316 S. Broadway, Los Angeles] by Camilo J Vergara( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The four photographs, taken by Vergara in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2012, document the changing facade of the storefront church building for the Jesucristo es el camino congregation at 7316 South Broadway, Los Angeles
 
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The new American ghetto
Alternative Names
Camilo J. Vergara

Camilo José Vergara

Camilo José Vergara Chilean photographer

Camilo José Vergara chilenean photographer, author and documentarist

Camilo José Vergara chilensk fotograf

Camilo José Vergara fotograaf uit Chili

Vergara, Camilo J.

Vergara, Camilo J. 1944-

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How the other half worshipsAmerican ruinsTwin Towers rememberedUnexpected ChicagolandSubway memoriesChicago; city on the make