The photos by Werther Santana were selected for the digital photo exhibition, “Documenting the Impact of Covid-19 through Photography: Collective Isolation in Latin America,” curated in collaboration with ReVista and the Art, Culture, and Film program at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS.)
The exhibition, based on an Open Call for Photography launched in July 2020, aims to create a critical visual record of our unprecedented times so they can be remembered by future generations.
Going out every day to capture the best story or photo is challenging.
Photographing in this period in which we are living, even knowing the risks we are taking, is being able to inform the population, through images, of the reality we are facing, but in the least painful way possible.
I have been working in photojournalism for 21 years. Throughout this period I have been dedicated to always making the best photo, regardless of the story I’ve been assigned. That has been the challenge of this year of the coronavirus.
Werther Santana is a Brazilian photographer.
Entering the classroom for the ﬁrst time is always challenging, regardless of whether you are a student or an educator. For most instructors in Higher Education in Latin America, that…
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Museums navigate the challenges of satisfying the interests and curiosity of their patrons. Many crave to gawk at unusual, rare, strange, interesting or beautiful objects but…
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As someone who has worked in economic development in Latin America for more than 20 years, I’ve witnessed more failures than success stories. Frustrated on the plane back from another failed attempt to contribute to development, I decided to reflect on “what” to reform and “how,” to better understand the path to economic development for the entire region within the Covid-19 context…