Condor is a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a secret military plan implemented in 1975 by six Latin American countries ruled by right wing military dictatorships to eliminate their political opponents. This plan resulted in “extrajudicial executions” of tens of thousands of people. For almost a decade João Pina, has traveled extensively trough Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to document what is left of the Condor years. A selection of these photographs will be shown.
Exhibit will be on display till January 31.
The opening will involve a conversation with João Pina -photographer-, Jill Lane -Director at NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)- and Marcial Godoy -Managing Director at the NYU Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics.
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About João Pina
João Pina was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1980 and started working as a photographer at the age of 18. Having spent most of the last decade working in Latin America.
In 2007 he published his first book “Por teu livre pensamento” featuring the stories of 25 former portuguese political prisoners, with his colleague and friend Rui Daniel Galiza who wrote the texts. The work from his first book, inspired an Amnesty International advertising campaign, that got him a Lion d’Or award on the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2011.
His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, El Pais Semanal, La Vanguardia Magazine, D Magazine, Io Donna, Days Japan, Expresso and Visão among others.
In 2014 he finished his longest personal project, publishing his second book “CONDOR“, showing the remnants of a military operation named Operation Condor aimed at destroying the political opposition to the military dictatorships in South America during the 1970s.
He graduated from the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program of the International Center of Photography in New York (2004/2005).
Currently he is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University for 2017/2018.
With the support of NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics.