Marcelo Brodsky

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Marcelo Brodsky, born in Argentina in 1954, is a photographer and political activist.

After being forced into exile in Barcelona after General Videla’s coup in Argentina in 1976, he studied both economics at the University of Barcelona and photography at the Centre Internacional de Fotografia.

In 1986, two years after returning to Argentina, he founded his own picture agency, Latinstock, which became the center of his professional activity for almost 30 years. He also became very involved in the field of human rights, and his efforts have been recognized by the B’nai Brith award for Human Rights in 2008 and Dr Jean Mayer award from Tufts University in 2014.

His own work addresses a wide range of topics, including exile for political reasons and collective Argentinian memory, and is currently in the collections of the Tate in London and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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