New Photo Show: “Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013”

The International Center of Photography (located in New York City) is currently home to the intriguing new Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography exhibition. Urbes Mutantes (Mutant Cities) is a major survey of the dynamic photographic movements that took place in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

Highlighting the use of street photography to document times of political and social upheaval, the exhibit contains over 200 images drawn from the collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski—one of the most extensive private archives of Latin American photography.

Spanning a period of over 70 years, the primary focus is from the 1950s to the 1980s. The show has been organized into specific sections that explore the streets as a platform for protest, the home of popular culture and the face of poverty. The images are meant to spotlight alternative views of the various cities around South America in order to allow the viewer to confront stereotypes, reveal truths and question myths.

Urbes Mutantes is currently on display at ICP through September 7, 2014. ICP is located at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.

More info at ICP’s website: www.icp.org

(Caption for image at the top of this story: Female prisoner with her daughter by Adriana Lestido.)

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