"From the Frontlines to the Walls of Instituto Cervantes" Exhibition

Instituto Cervantes New York

poster for "From the Frontlines to the Walls of Instituto Cervantes" Exhibition

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Day after day, photographers witness and document historical moments, with no place to house their images. Major news institutions are often unwilling to commission independent photography from the frontlines for multiple reasons. The coverage of the Egyptian Revolution serves as a dramatic example of this situation. When the pro Mubarak militia began targeting photojournalists in Tahrir Square, many publications decided to pull out their photographers because of the risks involving their safety and the legal issues surrounding such danger. The photographers on the ground decided to stay and work independently in order to document what was happening. Revolucione(s) is emblematic of this firm commitment to journalism via photography. This is a selection of the best work of twelve independent photographers who spent the last months covering revolutions in North Africa Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Libya. Their photographs would create a representation of each country and would give a sense of what is going on in the region now and how the situations have evolved in the past months. These images were created independently of editors or clients they are the essence of documentary photography, created out of one vision and one lens.

[Image: Ricardo García Vilanova]



from April 28, 2011 to May 07, 2011


Ricardo García Vilanova et al.

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