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Photography as a tool for sociocultural analysis. Visual approaches in Latin America.

Abstract in spanish

Photography goes far beyond just shutting down any device that captures an image. Since its creation at the beginning of the 19th century, different uses and meanings have been attributed to it; from art, information, archives and of course as a cultural product. However, in addition to these functionalities, in this article we propose photography as a useful instrument for socio-cultural interpretation. For this, a map of contemporary photographic projects in Latin America is presented that we consider disruptive, novel and that contribute to the understanding of current debates in the social sciences.


Keywords: photography,culture,communication,Latin America,visual analysis.
Author: Malely Linares Sánchez. PhD en Estudios Latinoamericanos por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Docente-investigadora de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, México.
Received: August 25th, 2021, Accepted: November 10th, 2021
Revista de Antropología Visual - número 29 - Santiago, 2021 -1/18 pp.- ISSN 2452-5189