The scenes of Latin American culture, politics, environments, and individuals are explored in depth in Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, highlights works by Latin American photographers, or artists who have adopted it as home, so that those from outside the region may look into the lives of Latin America.
Alberto Korda, Don Quixote of the Lamppost/El Quijote de la farola, 1959 (printed 1998). Gelatin silver print
Flor Garduño, Basket of Light/Canasta de luz, Sumpango, Guatemala, 1989. Gelatin silver print
Through the lens of nostalgia, propaganda, a populist aesthetic, and changing perspectives, the iconic and emerging photographers illustrate the diverse but often similar spirits of countries in the region.
Raúl Corrales, Fishing Nets/La atarraya, ca. 1950. Gelatin silver print
Artworks from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and other nations, demonstrate the experiences and traditions of diverse cultures in Latin America as the photographers explore their history, navigate the present, and look to the future. Rather than a survey exhibition of photographs from each country, the images are selected singular views exhibited to engage viewers in the dynamic complexities but also the universality of Latin American life.
Mario Algaze, Curridabat, Costa Rica, 1987. Gelatin silver print
Alejandro Cartagena, Fragmented Cities/Ciudades fragmentadas, Escobedo, 2008. Inkjet print, ed. 3/10
Raúl Corrales, White Hats, Havana/Sombreritos, La Habana, 1960. Gelatin silver print, ed. 1/40
The photographers capture their homes for their people, but if the outsider immerses the mind in the region one gets a fascinating glimpse into Latin America. Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography reveals the sensitive and intimate relationship between photographer and home country.
Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography
October 18, 2015 – March 20, 2016
Tues – Sun 11 am – 5 pm / Thurs 11 am – 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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