Inés Yujnovsky

Fellowship Date

February 01, 2017 to March 31, 2017

Project

From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: The Circulation of Photographs and the Impact of the Photographic Image in the Cultural, Social, Political and Economic Life of Latin America/ De México a Tierra del Fuego, circulación de fotografías y el impacto de la imagen fotográfica en la vida cultural, social política y económica latinoamericana

The purpose of this project is to analyze the photographic albums, postcards, and individual collections of photographs housed at the Latin American Library that document the cultural life of selected cities in Latin America between 1860 and 1950, approximately. My goal is to understand the circulation of photographic objects and the impact of photographic images on the cultural, social, political and economic life of Latin America./

El objetivo de la investigación es analizar los álbumes de fotos, postales y colecciones privadas de fotografías pertenecientes al Archivo Fotográfico de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana de Tulane que registran la vida cultural de distintas ciudades de América Latina, entre la década de 1860 y 1950, aproximadamente. Mi propósito es comprender la circulación de los objetos fotográficos y el impacto de la imagen fotográfica en la vida cultural, social, política y económica latinoamericana.

 

Biography

Inés Yujnovsky holds a Ph.D in History from El Colegio de México.  Her research centers on photography and travel accounts from the turn of the nineteenth century and the 20th in Latin America. Of particular interest are images and representations of time, space and people of regions from the Southern Cone.  She has served as Dean of Photography at the Argentine School of Photography (EAF), and is currently a professor and researcher of Latin American history Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) in Argentina.  She also directs a project on research and conservation of photography from Partido de San Martín, Province of Buenos Aires.  Among her publications are:  “Miradas, imágenes y recursos digitales académicos,” (Coordinator) Red-Historia, (2013).  She also served as invited editor of Dossier Nation and Representations, Memoria y Sociedad, vol. 28, Bogotá, (2010);  “Photographs of a Journey in Time to Tierra del Fuego”, Time Expanded, PhotoEspaña, La Fábrica, Madrid, (2010); “Libertad en la ley: el concepto de república en la Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos de 1824” Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas (JbLA) Núm. 42, 2005.