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n the spring of 1981, the exhibition (Photographic books by Latin American authors) opened in Mexico City. Part of a colloquium focused on photography in Latin America that carried the subtitle (Made in Latin America), published an article on photographic books written by curator and editor Maria Cristina Orive twenty years earlier. In the 1970s, a consensus was emerging about the significance of these publications in Latin America. In photobooks, images become the text: they are a form of visual literature.

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