Urban Photography in Argentina

Nine Artists of the Post-Dictatorship Era


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About the Book

This work examines the cultural impact of photography in Argentina following the end of the country’s military dictatorship in the early 1980s. The interpretive study surveys nine modern photographers in Argentina—Marcelo Brodsky, Gabriel Valansi, Eduardo Gil, Gaby Messina, Adriana Lestido, Gabriel Díaz, Marcos López, Silivio Fabrykant and Gabriela Liffschitz—and covers the major themes in each of their works. The author details each photographer’s cultural and artistic contributions and provides a listing of the websites where their works can be viewed.

About the Author(s)

David William Foster is Regents’ Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Bibliographic Details

David William Foster
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 63 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3121-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9069-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. Photography and Memory in Marcelo Brodsky’s Buena memoria      11
2. Gabriel Valansi: Neoliberal Nights in Buenos Aires      34
3. La Grande Patria in Lower Case: Eduardo Gil’s Photography in (argentina)      55
4. Gaby Messina’s Grandes mujeres: Photographing Senior Women      77
5. Women’s Society in Prison: Adriana Lestido’s Mujeres presas      92
6. Gabriel Díaz’s Muertes menores: Buenos Aires Street Children      113
7. Argentine Kitsch: The Photography of Marcos López      136
8. Argentine Masculinities: Silvio Fabrykant’s Hombres      169
9. Defying the Masculinist Gaze: Gabriela Liffschitz’s Recursos humanos      185

Appendix: Photographer Websites      205
Chapter Notes      207
Bibliography      219
Index      229