- Barbara Brändli, Untitled, from the series Nervous System (Sin título, de la serie Sistema nervioso), Caracas, 1973–75. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Barbara Brändli.
- Yolanda Andrade, The boy and the inferno (El niño y el infierno), Mexico City, 1985. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Yolanda Andrade.
- Fernell Franco, Untitled, from the series Prostitutes (Sin título, de la serie Prostitutas), Colombia, ca. 1970. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Fernell Franco.
- Paolo Gasparini, This sky we see here (Acá este cielo que vemos), São Paulo, Brazil, 1972. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Paolo Gasparini.
- Alberto Korda, El Quixote of the Lamppost (El Quijote de la Farola), Cuba, 1959. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Alberto Korda.
- Toni Kuhn, Taking a stroll (Dando la vuelta), Havana, Cuba, 1988. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Toni Kuhn.
- Nacho López, Teachers’ Strike (Huelga de maestros), Mexico City, 1957. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Nacho López.
- Sameer Makarius, Untitled (Sin título), Buenos Aires, ca. 1960. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Sameer Makarius.
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013 is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography's depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs. Dispensing with arbitrary distinctions between genres of photography—art photography, photojournalism, documentary—Urbes Mutantes points to the depth and richness of the extensive photographic history of the region.
Drawn from the collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski, the exhibition was first shown at the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota in 2013. It was co-curated by Alexis Fabry and María Wills, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Toluca Editions.
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013
MAY 16–SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
"Purely, it seems, by chance, a record number of institutions have recently opened significant shows of work from South America and the Caribbean. The International Center of Photography, as usual [is] one step ahead of the curve..."
—The New York Times
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