Chiapas

Chiapas

el fin del silencio

Book - 1998 | Spanish
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Prizewinning photographer Turok presents a striking visual diary of his experiences in this southern Mexican state, which is in many ways a cultural crossroads for the Americas. While they cannot help but reflect the politics of the region, the photographs transcend mere reportage, echoing the rich history of Chiapas. His portraits of the many different lives and rituals from barroom fiestas to country funerals, and from high society to homelessness, offer a multifaceted view of a complex social environment. Contains 64 b&w images along with personal commentary by Turok and an introduction by Chiapaneco poet and playwright Francisco Quiones. Text is in both Spanish and English. Oversize: 9.25x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Chiapas: The End of Silence is Antonio Turok's striking visual diary of his experiences in this southern Mexican state, which is in many ways a cultural crossroads for the Americas. The region is marked by centuries of conflict between modern society and the indigenous communities--the most recent of which was the uprising in 1994 by the Zapatista Army. With this struggle, which continues today in search of a peaceful settlement, the Maya Indians ended their centuries-old silence, and captured the imaginations of leftist activists around the world.

While they cannot help but reflect the politics of the region, Turok's photographs transcend mere reportage, echoing the rich history of Chiapas. His portraits of the many different lives and rituals--from religious festivals to country funerals, from high society to homelessness--offer a multifaceted view of a social environment so complex as to resemble a hall of mirrors.

There are sixty-four black-and-white images in this book, along with personal commentary by Turok and an introduction by Francisco Álvarez Quiñones, Chiapaneco poet and playwright. Detailed captions in English and Spanish appear at the back of the book.


Blackwell North Amer
Chiapas: The End of Silence is Antonio Turok's striking visual diary of his experiences in this southern Mexican state, which is in many ways a cultural crossroads for the Americas. The region is marked by centuries of conflict between modern society and the indigenous communities - the most recent of which was the uprising in 1994 by the Zapatista Army. With this struggle, which continues today in search of a peaceful settlement, the Maya Indians ended their centuries-old silence, and captured the imaginations of leftist activities around the world.
While they cannot help but reflect the politics of the region, Turok's photographs transcend mere reportage, echoing the rich history of Chiapas. His portraits of the many different lives and rituals - from barroom fiestas to country funerals, from high society to homelessness - offer a multifaceted view of a social environment so complex as to resemble a hall of mirrors.

Publisher: New York : Aperture ; [Mexico City?] : Ediciones Era, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780893817725
0893817724
Branch Call Number: 972.75004 T862c 1998 Espanol
Characteristics: 135 p. : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm

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