Los restos de la revolución

by Kunishi, Kevin.

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TR820.5.K863 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TR820.5.K863 2012x
In Los Restos , documentary photographer Kevin Kunishi (born 1975) offers a visual account of how the shared horrors of war endure beyond all divisive political ideology. This series consists of portraits of Sandinistas and their opposing Contra veterans, interviews as well as artifacts and landscapes from that volatile era, accompanied by extensive interviews.

Kevin Kunishi 's work has been exhibited widely both in the United States and internationally. In 2011 he was the honorary recipient of the Blue Earth Alliance Award for Best Photography Project, an award that honors projects that demonstrate excellence in the field of photography. Kunishi received his MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Franciso, CA, and his BA in History from the University of California Santa Barbara.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In 2009 and 2010, American photographer Kunishi traveled through the highlands of northern Nicaragua, site of some of the fiercest fighting in the 1980-1990 civil war between the Sandinista government and the U.S.-backed Contras. He presents a selection of color photos of the visible traces of that war. Some portray places, such as the eroded remains of a foxhole or the shattered ruins of a church. Others focus on physical objects: a tree branch that was used to suspend captives in a notorious prison; rusty pieces of land mines found by children at play; a fully operational Kalashnikov rifle unearthed from a hidden cache. The most affecting photographs reveal the faces of survivors. The captions are presented in a separate section from the photographs, encouraging the reader to initially view the images without explanatory text. In some cases this adds a grim irony, as when a lush, apparently peaceful forest clearing is revealed to be a helicopter crash site. However, some readers will see this arrangement as an inconvenience. Kunishi does not offer a narrative history of the war or a political analysis of its causes or outcomes, but his work reminds us of the human costs. Photos. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Documentary photography.
Photography, Artistic.
Counterrevolutionaries -- Nicaragua -- Pictorial works.
Uplands -- Nicaragua -- Pictorial works.
Nicaragua -- Pictorial works.
Nicaragua -- History -- Revolution, 1979 -- Pictorial works.
Publisher [Hillsborough, N.C.] :Daylight Community Arts Foundation,2012
Language English
Description 75 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780983231622
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