This seminar will look at Latin American photography from the late nineteenth century through the mid 1960's. We will focus in particular on production from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico as we learn how to speak critically about photographs, at the same time as we delve into the singularities of each country, learning who were the photographers, how their images circulated, and what they were made for.
Natalia Brizuela teaches in the Spanish & Portugese department. Her research and writing focuses on Latin American photography, film and literature. She is the author of two books on this topic: one on nineteenth-century Brazilian photography, and another one on contemporary literature and photography from Latin America. She recently edited a volume of critical essays on Argentine photographers Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola.