presenting RED FLAG, a photo book on COVID-19 in Latin America
"When hunger overcame people, they began to put red flags outside of their homes to show that they were in a state of emergency." - Colombian photographer Federico Ríos Escobar
I’ve spent the last few months on Zoom meeting with 19 photographers + book designer Ramon Pez + photo book editor Musuk Nolte + writer Jon Lee Anderson and Marcela Turati + the team at Foto Evidence. The photographers, members of the COVID LATAM collective, have been documenting the pandemic across Latin America for the past year. Their work will be published in the book Red Flag in 2021. Argentine photographer Pablo Piovano photographed the last months of his father’s life, creating an intimate project in which his father - a photographer gone blind - took part. Costa Rican photographer Gloriana Ximendaz photographed her pandemic pregnancy while Brazilian photographer Victor Moriyama covered forest fires in the Amazon.
I’ll be moderating a discussion at the New York Art Book Fair on February 27th at 2 pm EST with the 19 photographers from Latin America who contributed to Red Flag. Register for the event HERE.
“My dad was in pain so I lent him my eyes.” - Argentine photographer Pablo Piovano
May we all be so good as to lend someone our eyes when we can.