The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present

Artists from Latin America have long embraced photography as a means to capture their surroundings, document social injustice and political upheaval, and create images of national identity. In this lecture, Dr. Davidson will explore photographs with potent political undertones that convey a sense of place that is crucial to their meanings. She will provide an historical overview of the development of photographic practices in Latin America, and will also touch upon the main themes of the recent Phoenix Art Museum exhibition, The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present

Dr. Davidson holds a Ph.D. in the History of 20th Century and Contemporary Latin American Art, and has held her current post, Shawn and Joe Lampe Associate Curator of Latin American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, since October, 2011.