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Latinx photography in the United States : a visual history

Elizabeth Ferrer (Author)
Through individual profiles of more than eighty photographers from the early history of the photographic medium to the present, Ferrer introduces readers to Latinx portraitists, photojournalists, and documentarians and their legacies. She traces the rise of a Latinx consciousness in photography in the 1960s and '70s and the growth of identity-based approaches in the 1980s and '90s. Ferrer argues that in many cases a shared sense of struggle has motivated photographers to work purposefully, driven by a deep sense of resistance, social and political commitments, and cultural affirmation, and she highlights the significance of family photos to their approaches and outlooks. Works range from documentary and street photography to narrative series to conceptual projects. Ferrer offers a parallel history of photography, one that no longer lies at the margins but rather plays a role in imagining and creating a broader, more inclusive American visual history. --From publisher description
Print Book, English, 2020
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2020