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date: 15 December 2019

Eleta, Sandra locked

(b Panama City, Sept 4, 1942).
  • Erika Billeter

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(b Panama City, Sept 4, 1942).

Panamanian photographer. She studied art history at Finch College, New York (1961–4), and in the following three years painted in Spain. In 1972–3 she was Instructor of Photography at the Universidad de San José, Costa Rica, and from 1974 worked as a freelance photographer in Panama. Her photographs were not merely reportage, although they provide a documentary record of daily life in Panama, but also give a vivid picture of the character of the Panamanians. This is particularly marked in her photographic study of three peasant women from the Tonosi Valley, and in her series on the village and people of Portobelo....

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G. Walsh, C. Naylor and M. Held, eds: Contemporary Photographers (New York, 1982, rev. 1988)