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FotoEvidence Presents COVID LATAM

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Join journalist Alice Driver as she speaks with 10 members of the photojournalist collective COVID LATAM about the book ‘Red Flag', winner of the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.

The event will be live-streamed via Zoom here:

Please note: This event will be in both Spanish and English.

Featuring photographers: Sebastian Gil Miranda, Fabiola Ferrero, Matilde Campodonico , Daniele Volpe, Gloriana Ximendaz , Ana Carolina Fernandez, Pablo Piovano, Rafael Vilela, Sara Wayra, and Fred Ramos of the COVID LATAM collective.

In Latin America, coronavirus has laid bare extreme inequality in the region, and one symbol of that inequality is the red flag in Colombia. Impoverished Colombians hang a piece of red fabric outside their homes when they no longer have any food – it is a call for help and a reminder that many people live off what they earn from one day to the next and have no safety net. While some families can quarantine safely, others risk hunger and eviction if they stop working even for a day. Those who hang the red flag outside their homes depend on the generosity of others for survival.

In this book, 19 photographers from 14 countries in the region have captured the impact of coronavirus from intimate moments in quarantine with family to raging fires in the Brazilian Amazon. The photographers have witnessed floods, riots, and funerals and watched their parents, children, and siblings struggle with isolation, loneliness, anxiety. The photos, like the red flag, tell a story of desperation and hope – one in which we recognize the role of community and the human desire for connection.

Covid Latam Photographers: Rodrigo Abd, Johis Alarcón, Sara Aliaga, Eliana Aponte, Matilde Campodónico, Alejandro Cegarra, Federico Ríos Escobar, Ana Carolina Fernandes, Fabiola Ferrero, Andrea Hernández, Tamara Merino, Sebastian Gil Miranda, Pablo Piovano, Fred Ramos, Iván Valencia, Rafael Vilela, Daniele Volpe, Glorianna Ximendaz

The book is published by FotoEvidence Foundation and it is available at the publisher's web site

Introduction by Jon Lee Anderson, texts in the book Alice Driver and Marcela Turati.

Language: Spanish and English

Follow Covid Latam's Instagram account at @covidlatam

About FotoEvidence Foundation
FotoEvidence's mission is to draw attention to injustice, oppression and assaults on human dignity through the lens of photographers working in this humanistic tradition. FotoEvidence books focus on the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of our time—from genocide to global warming. They are published to inspire social change, to expose injustice, to create enduring evidence and call for accountability.

Follow FotoEvidence's Instagram account at @fotoevidencepressnyc

© Matilde Campodónico

FotoEvidence Presents COVID LATAM via @joinlcac


May 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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