America is plural

Paolo Gasparini. El habitat de les hombres..., Caracas, Bello Monte, 1968

While every country, and indeed every citizen, had unique and multifaceted reactions to overarching military and economic events, the common trials faced give the collection a sense of a narrative thread. What unites them is not necessarily some order or unity we impose after the fact, but merely, and profoundly, that line that adorns one of Goya’s Disasters of War prints. “Yo lo vi.” (“I saw it.”) Each, in their radically different way, say to those in the future: “This happened.”

A review of the América Latina 1960-2013 photography exhibition at Fondation Cartier, Paris.

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