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PHOTOGRAPHS & IMAGES

Here are some photos that mostly look like me. No airbrushing glamour shots here. No young photos of author with windblown hair. After all, I don't want you coming to the airport to pick me up for a reading and looking past my lined 50-ish face for some perky García girl. Please do get permission from the photographer before using.

I'm also including one of the images of Sara's trees from Seven Trees as well as a couple of Belkis's woodcuts from A Cafecito Story.

More Wonderful Work

photographs by Isaías Orozco-Lang from his book Glimpses of La Yagüita

photographs by Polibio Díaz from his book Interiores

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Credit: Bill Eichner

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Author Julia Alvarez (photo by Bill Eichner
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Receiving the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, 2002

Credit: David Hathcox

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Author Julia Alvarez Receiving the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, 2002 (photo by David Hathcox)
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Sycamore Trees by Sara Eichner from Seven Trees, a book with poems by Julia Alvarez -- click for larger image

Sycamore Trees

by Sara Eichner, artist

Seven Trees, a suite of poems by Julia Alvarez and lithographs by Sara Eichner, was published in 1998 by Kat Ran Press as a limited edition printed on handmade Czech and Japanese papers.

For more of Sara's work, check out her website: SaraEichner.com.

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Woodcuts

by Belkis Ramirez

Cup of Coffee

Woodcut by Belkis Ramirez
from A Cafecito Story
by Julia Alvarez

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woodcut by Belkis Ramirez from A Cafecito Story by Julia Alvarez -- click for larger image

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woodcut by Belkis Ramirez from A Cafecito Story by Julia Alvarez -- click for larger image

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Inspiration

Woodcut by Belkis Ramirez
from A Cafecito Story
by Julia Alvarez

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Photographs

by Isaías Orozco-Lang

Bellidania

by Isaías Orozco-Lang
from Glimpses of La Yagüita
introduction by Julia Alvarez

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photograph by Isaías Orozco-Lang from Glimpses of La Yaguita with introduction by Julia Alvarez -- click for larger image

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photograph by Isaías Orozco-Lang from Glimpses of La Yaguita with introduction by Julia Alvarez -- click for larger image

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Ramona Nuñez
with photo of her daughter

Ramona Nuñez
con una foto de su hija

by Isaías Orozco-Lang
from Glimpses of La Yagüita
introduction by Julia Alvarez

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I wrote the introduction to Isaías's book of photographs, Glimpses of La Yagüita, after being floored by the work of this young photographer. Isaías spent a season in a barrio in Santiago, Dominican Republic, called la Yagüita, and captured the soul of that comunidad in his images. I include him on my website because I want to promote work I believe in, most especially the work of artists who challenge me to see the world and be transformed by their vision into action and compassion!

For more information about Isaías Orozco-Lang's work and to order his book, please go to El León Literary Arts (elleonliteraryarts.org) or to his personal website: isaiasorozco-lang.net.

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Photographs

by Polibio Díaz

Retrato de Familia

by Polibio Díaz
from his book Interiores

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Doña Deseada y Sus Chucherías

by Polibio Díaz
from his book Interiores

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Congo del Espíritu Santo

by Polibio Díaz
from his book Interiores

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Polibio Díaz, a Dominican photographer, has a wonderful book, Interiores, with new work that won the V Biennial Del Caribe prize in 2003. Polibio focuses on the interiors of little casitas of the poor in the Dominican Republic, capturing the indestructible zest and playful energy of the people and place. The rococo excesses, the straining for beauty, the underlying lassitude of the images speak to the challenges faced by those whose exterior facade is often all that a tourist or untrained eye sees. I invite you to enter these interiors via Polibio's amazing photographs.

To order a copy of the book or contact Polibio Díaz about purchasing his work or reproducing it, please email him directly.

Read also: Cultural Fusion Through a Camera by Polibio Diaz on the World Policy Institute blog.


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