In this book Nathanial Gardner provides an insider's perspective to the study of photography in Latin America. He begins with a carefully structured introduction that lays out his unique methodology for the book, which features over eighty photographs and the insights from sixteen prominent Latin American photography scholars and historians, including Boris Kossoy, John Mraz, and Ana Mauad. The work reflects the advances of the study of photography throughout Latin America with certain emphasis on Brazil and Mexico. The author further underlines the role of important institutions and builds context by discussing influential theories and key texts that currently guide the discipline.
The Study of Photography in Latin America is critical to all who want to expand their current knowledge of the subject and engage with its experts.
Nathanial Gardner is a tenured academic in Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of several books, including Como agua para chocolate: The Novel and Film Version and Through Their Eyes: Marginality in the Works of Elena Poniatowska, Silvia Molina, and Rosa Nissán.
"This book is unprecedented in its importance for introducing the research, methodologies, and perspectives of the Latin American community of scholars of photography and history into the English-speaking world."--James Krippner, coauthor of Paul Strand in Mexico
"Gardner's work of placing these Latin American scholars in their context is formidable. In the end, his conclusions offer an abundant contribution to the study of photography in our region of the world."--Daniel Escorza Scorpio Mejía, author of Agustín Víctor Casasola: El fotógrafo y su agencia
"The Study of Photography in Latin America makes the case for both the importance of Latin America to the global development of photography and the richness and originality of its recent contributions to photographic and visual studies. Anyone serious about Latin American photography should read this book."--John Lear, author of Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940