Monday, June 14, 2010

A Ver Series gets top honors at International Latino Book Awards

We are happy to report that UMP's A Ver Series has taken both first and second place in the Best Arts Book category at the 12th annual International Latino Book Awards.

María Brito, by Juan A. Martínez, received first place and was designated a "Triple Crown Winner" -- which means it was a unanimous vote among judges. Click here for links to downloading the foreword by Chon A. Noriega, the introduction, and an excerpt.

“Alongside the particular details of my existence, my work is an exploration of the intrinsically universal elements that each aspect of my being represents, these being gender, family, national and ethnic identity, religion, and, beyond religion, the unexplained realities that lie beyond life in the certainty of death.-María Brito

Celia Alvarez Muñoz, by Robert Tejada, received 2nd place in the same category. This book also includes a foreword by Chon A. Noriega, the A Ver Series editor. (FYI -- Robert Tejada is also author of the 2009 book National Camera: Photography and Mexico's Image Environment.)

-Catch this video interview in which Tejada and Noriega discuss the life and art of Celia Alvarez Muñoz.
-More about the A Ver Series.
-The full list of winners at the Latino International Book Awards.

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