September 11th, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the bloody coup led by Augusto Pinochet in 1973, overthrowing Chiles democratically elected socialist President Salvador Allende. On this anniversary MAPP is publishing a digital translation of Chile from within
, a book of documentary photography by Chilean photographers, originally edited with Susan Meiselas, including texts by Ariel Dorfman and Marco de la Parra (first published in paper form in 1991). The book chronicles the countrys regression into a place of fear, exile and visceral silence, beginning with the methodical torture and murder of Allendes supporters. The Chilean photographers worked for underground newspapers and magazines, putting their lives on the line daily to record the brutality of the Pinochet Years. The ebook culminates with the plebiscite of 1988 which ultimately ended Pinochets dictatorship, with tributes to those affected by an era that resulted in the death of over 3,000 people and the torture of around 30,000.
The eBook contains a rich array of features, including:
A detailed chronology of events in Chile between 1972 and1982.
Texts and Poetry by Ariel Dorfman and Pablo Neruda.
Declassified CIA documents regarding the coup.
Archival material from the Memory and Human Rights Museum in Santiago, Chile.
For the first time, a series of bilingual stories (Spanish and English) about the photographs.
Spanish language audio and video content, including the last words of Salvador Allende and clips from the film City of Photographers by Sebastián Moreno.
Behind the scenes conversations between artists such as Alejandro Hoppe, Marcelo Montecino, Alvaro Hoppe, Paz Errazuriz, Hector Lopez, Helen Hughes and Claudio Perez.
These images had to be taken by people who lived in Chile, from within, developed within the deafening din of an unending time... These images are confessional, suicidal; it hurt to take them. I will confront the pain, says the artist, I will dream what my people, what I myself do not dare to dream. In spite of themselves, these photographers took pictures, sometimes not knowing of what. Later in the darkroom, in the exhibition gallery, with the passage of time, they discovered what they had made. The photos will never stop developing. - Marco Antonio de la Parra
EPUB compatible with iPad, Mac and PC via Azardi
75 images, plus an additional 37 plates and documents
Chronology of events in Chile, 1972-1982
16 audio and video clips
25 stories about the photographs
Texts and poetry by Ariel Dorfman and Pablo Neruda
Price: £8.50 / $12.95
Photographs by: Paz Errázuriz, Alejandro Hoppe, Alvaro Hoppe, Helen Hughes, Jorge Ianiszewski, Héctor López, Kena Lorenzini, J. D. Marinello, Christian Montecino, Marcelo Montecino, Oscar Navarro, Claudio Pérez, Luis Poirot, Paulo Slachevsky, Luis Weinstein and Oscar Wittke.
The ebook is co-produced by Susan Meiselas with Luis Weinstein, Helen Hughes and Lee E. Douglas