Our Culture Is Our Resistance: Repression, Refuge, and Healing in Guatemala Hardcover – Sep 1 2004
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About the Author
Jonathan Moller studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University in 1990. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the permanent collections of numerous museums and institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the University of California Berkeley Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the George Eastman House, Rochester, the International Polaroid Corporation, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, and the Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba. Moller’s work has been featured in LIFE: 2001 Album, The Year in Pictures, The Photo Review, and DoubleTake. He was awarded the 2001 Henry Dunant Prize for Excellence in Journalism by the International Red Cross for best photo reportage in Central America and the Caribbean, the 2002 Fellowship Award from the Society for Contemporary Photography, the 2003 Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshops, and a 2003 Vision Award from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Moller’s traveling exhibition, Refugees Even After Death: A Quest for Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation, is in its fourth full year touring the United States. A duplicate exhibition underwritten by Amnesty International Switzerland, has been touring in Europe since 2002. He is a former member of the Foreign Press Club of Guatemala, Impact Visuals, Swanstock, and The Image Bank. Moller divides his time between the United States and Latin America.
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It's been good to see a resurgence of indigenous activism and solidarity over that past decade, including the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia.
"Our Culture is Our Resistance" is a beautiful book that I purchased during a fundraiser of the Denver Justice and Peace Committee - one of countless groups in the world that are doing important work to create some moments of peace and understanding every now and again.
I was so glad to discover that the text is bilingual, so I'm going to buy additional copies here on Amazon for friends of mine in Latin America, and Spanish-speaking immigrants here in the empire.
As citizens of the world's militaristic superpower, we have an obligation to make some efforts to break down the lack of awareness that creates the climate for injustice.
"While in Guatemala, I saw clearly that violence and war caused tremendous pain and left many wounds. Fear and pain still permeate the culture, and the deep psychological and cultural wounds have already begun to pass to a new generation. . . I have come to believe that we must all strive to bring witness to this world, and we must raise our voices in a collective cry for peace with justice for all human beings."
-Jonathan Muller, from the Introduction
As another teaching tool, I'd also recommend the DVD "When the Mountains Tremble."
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