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Photographing The Mexican Revolution

Author : John Mraz
ISBN : 9780292742833
Genre : Photography
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The Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 is among the world’s most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes—commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day—Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera; Villa lolling in the presidential chair next to Emiliano Zapata; and Zapata standing stolidly in charro raiment with a carbine in one hand and the other hand on a sword, to mention only a few. But the identities of those who created the thousands of extant images of the Mexican Revolution, and what their purposes were, remain a huge puzzle because photographers constantly plagiarized each other’s images. In this pathfinding book, acclaimed photography historian John Mraz carries out a monumental analysis of photographs produced during the Mexican Revolution, focusing primarily on those made by Mexicans, in order to discover who took the images and why, to what ends, with what intentions, and for whom. He explores how photographers expressed their commitments visually, what aesthetic strategies they employed, and which identifications and identities they forged. Mraz demonstrates that, contrary to the myth that Agustín Víctor Casasola was “the photographer of the Revolution,” there were many who covered the long civil war, including women. He shows that specific photographers can even be linked to the contending forces and reveals a pattern of commitment that has been little commented upon in previous studies (and completely unexplored in the photography of other revolutions).

Photo Archives And The Idea Of Nation

Author : Costanza Caraffa
ISBN : 9783110390032
Genre : Art
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The question of the (photographic) construction and representation of national identity is not limited to the ‘long 19th century’, but is a current issue in the post-colonial, post-global, digital world. The essays by international contributors aim at studying the relationship between photographic archives and the idea of nation, yet without focusing on single symbolic icons and instead considering the wider archival and sedimental dimension.

A Photo History Of The Mexican Revolution 1910 1920

Author : Michael Gunby
ISBN : 1420843036
Genre : History
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The Willows describe themselves as a group consciousness, consisting of thousands of entities existing within a multidimensional framework. From this perspective, The Willows are able to offer advice and guidance to those on the physical plane on subjects concerning both the spiritual and the physical. The Conscious Omniverse takes the reader on a multidimensional journey through consciousness. Topics include: God, soul, death, reincarnation, extraterrestrials, angels, and numerous other themes which can offer an enquirer insights into the meaning of life and the purpose of a human existence. The Willows state that they are not divine teachers, but merely a reflection of our own inner knowingness. The energies of the earth are shifting at this time, and those seeking personal growth and understanding during the uncertain times ahead, will find The Conscious Omniverse a welcome guidepost at this point in their physical journey.

A Camera In The Garden Of Eden

Author : Kevin Coleman
ISBN : 9781477308561
Genre : History
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In the early twentieth century, the Boston-based United Fruit Company controlled the production, distribution, and marketing of bananas, the most widely consumed fresh fruit in North America. So great was the company's power that it challenged the sovereignty of the Latin American and Caribbean countries in which it operated, giving rise to the notion of company-dominated "banana republics." In A Camera in the Garden of Eden, Kevin Coleman argues that the "banana republic" was an imperial constellation of images and practices that was checked and contested by ordinary Central Americans. Drawing on a trove of images from four enormous visual archives and a wealth of internal company memos, literary works, immigration records, and declassified US government telegrams, Coleman explores how banana plantation workers, women, and peasants used photography to forge new ways of being while also visually asserting their rights as citizens. He tells a dramatic story of the founding of the Honduran town of El Progreso, where the United Fruit Company had one of its main divisional offices, the rise of the company now known as Chiquita, and a sixty-nine day strike in which banana workers declared their independence from neocolonial domination. In telling this story, Coleman develops a new set of conceptual tools and methods for using images to open up fresh understandings of the past, offering a model that is applicable far beyond this pathfinding study.

Mexico At The Hour Of Combat

Author : Ronald H. Chilcote
ISBN : 0972854487
Genre : Photography
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The 427 glass-plate and film negatives of the Osuna Collection, photographs from the Mexican Revolution, are now preserved in the Special Collections & Archives Department of the Tomâas Rivera Library at the University of California, Riverside. This volume reproduces the whole collection, highlights a number of the most striking images and provides essays that illuminate and place the photos in context.

Mexican Muralism

Author : Alejandro Anreus
ISBN : 9780520271616
Genre : Art
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In this comprehensive collection of essays, three generations of international scholars examine Mexican muralism in its broad artistic and historical contexts, from its iconic figures—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros—to their successors in Mexico, the United States, and across Latin America. These muralists conceived of their art as a political weapon in popular struggles over revolution and resistance, state modernization and civic participation, artistic freedom and cultural imperialism. The contributors to this volume show how these artists’ murals transcended borders to engage major issues raised by the many different forms of modernity that emerged throughout the Americas during the twentieth century.

The Underdogs

Author : Mariano Azuela
ISBN : 9781775413714
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in serialized form in a border-town newspaper, Mariano Azuela's The Underdogs is a gripping tale that recounts the personal and political havoc that surrounded the Mexican Revolution. Equal parts action-packed war novel and philosophical meditation on the costs of conflict, The Underdogs is a must-read for fans of historical fiction or Hispanic literature buffs.

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