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Photography at its Limits: Marcos Lopez, Joiri Minaya, Oscar Munoz
March 15, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Latin American and Latino artists have used photography to engage with modern media landscapes and critique globalized economies since the 1960s. But rarely are these artists considered leaders in discussions about the theory and scholarship of photography or included in conversations about the radical transformations of photography in the digital era. Curated by Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Jodi Roberts, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center, this exhibition is an outgrowth of the recently-published landmark exhibition and accompanying text, The Matter of Photography in the Americas. The work selected for Houston Center for Photography’s galleries will focus on three artists: Marcos Lopez (Argentina), Joiri Minaya (Dominican Republic and USA), and Óscar Muñoz (Colombia), all who use photography as a foundation from which to question our relationships to Latin America as a region, its interconnectedness with the greater world, and the role the region has played in advancing photography’s technological evolution.