Photography in Latin America

Images and Identities Across Time and Space

Edited by Gisela Cánepa Koch and Ingrid Kummels

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Photography in Latin America

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Pub Date: October 2016

ISBN: 9783837633177

246 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Photography in Latin America

Images and Identities Across Time and Space

Edited by Gisela Cánepa Koch and Ingrid Kummels

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Historical photographs taken in Latin America have become key sites for memory politics, ethnographic imagination, and the negotiation of identity. This volume opens up a set of questions relating to the contemporaneous agency of images as well as their current appropriation via new technologies. Case studies of pictures taken in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil analyze these processes by tracing how the images have been resignified over time and space. The contributions examine photographs that have been recently rediscovered by such diverse actors as European museums, human rights organizations, anthropologists, shamans, local historians, and communities of internet users.

About the Author

Gisela Cánepa Koch teaches anthropology at the department of social sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her research encompasses visual anthropology and performance in Peru and Europe.

Ingrid Kummels teaches anthropology at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her research focuses on media and visual anthropology in transnational contexts between the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Peru.