Thursday, March 09, 2006

Jorge Uzon: Guatemala 1996-2000

Jorge Uzon: Guatemala 1996-2000. "...These are recent crimes. You can still see fear in these faces. It’s hard to believe that the genocide in Guatemala happened just over 20 years ago. There are almost no photos of it. Guatemala’s tragedy doesn’t have the place it merits in the history of infamy perhaps for this reason: there are no photos. Or there aren’t many, if we take into account the images James Natchwey, Jean-Marie Simon or Alon Reininger, along with a few others, made of Guatemala in the 1970s and 1980s. In any case, what was happening in Guatemala at that time faded into the background of the story of the triumph and eventual electoral defeat of the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua, or the war in El Salvador."


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