La prisión de las Palabras Fotografía mapuche del siglo XIX y textos que la han acompañado.

How often we have not seen in souvenir shops in Chile, "Chilean" postcards whose central object is a machi with its kultrun, in front of a rewe and background, hopefully, its ruka. If what defines a photograph, according to common sense, is its perfect analogy to reality, the collective reading of the postcards described above, I would not hesitate to point out the women portrayed as faithful representatives of the Mapuche people. If we extend this panorama to posters, propaganda leaflets, study texts and other visual supports where we find images of the Mapuche world, we are facing an icononographic corpus that gives account of a certain modeled and self-styled ethnicity.

Palabras Claves
Mapuche people
chilean postcards.
Christian Báez. Licenciado en Historia y Licenciado en Estética. Instituto de Estética Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 1 - Santiago, julio 2001 - 47/58 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.