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the work of Esther Parada accompanied by texts taken from her writings.


Whose News?
Whose Image?
Whose Truth?

This 1986 photo-text work questions media representation of Sandinista Nora Astorga (named in 1984 as Nicaragua's ambassador to the U.S.) Once again playing off a symmetrical format, this series of three double-page spreads differs from the Smedley Butler poster in that it juxaposes not only contrasting texts but also radically different images of the same woman to show the editorializing power of photographic choice.

—Excerpt from Parada's essay, "Taking Liberties: Digital Revision as Cultural Dialogue," Leonardo, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 445-450, 1993.

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