Latin American Studies Association Visual Culture Section Best Book Prize
Latin American Studies Association Historia Reciente y Memoria Section Best Book Prize
“Through a series of emblematic case studies, the book makes a powerful argument about the multi-faceted visual and social impact of photography under repressive rule. . . . Its immense value lies in the way [Donoso Macaya] traces the social history of photographers who pushed the performative dimension of photography to challenge the dictatorship in various forms.”—Journal of Social History
“A valuable addition to the literature examining the social construction and performativity of images as well as the use of photography as a civil practice, areas that are essential to understanding the political uses and consequences of protest photography.”—The Americas
“Este ti´tulo es pionero al analizar co´mo diferentes colectivos sociales, organizaciones y prensa independiente usaron una serie de medios visuales documentales, archivi´sticos y creativos para protestar sobre los cri´menes de la dictadura, exponer la violencia estatal y desafiar la censura del re´gimen autoritario de Augusto Pinochet entre 1973 y 1990 en Chile.”—Iberoamericana
“The first book to focus fully on the complex and creative uses of photography to resist state violence, atrocity, censorship, and widespread authoritarianism in Chile between 1973 and 1990.”—Antonio J. Traverso, editor of Southern Screens: Cinema, Culture and the Global South
“Working with an important and understudied archive of Chilean dictatorship-era photographs and photographic practices, this book develops nuanced readings that challenge conventional notions of the photograph as a document.”—Alessandro Fornazzari, author of Speculative Fictions: Chilean Culture, Economics, and the Neoliberal Transition
“An illuminating analysis of photography during the Chilean dictatorship. Donoso Macaya expands the field of photography theory by showing how the very medium used by the dictatorship to control the field of vision can be mobilized by oppositional groups to break that control.”—Marianne Hirsch, coauthor of School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference
Ángeles Donoso Macaya is professor of Spanish at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and professor of Latin American culture and visual studies at The Graduate Center/CUNY. She is coeditor of Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader.
Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.