The other September 11th. Susan just published an updated version of her Chile from within book as an ebook with Mapp Editions, the digital wing of MACK. Check it out.
In 1973, the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. Chile from within is the pictorial record of the period that began with the torture and murder of Allende’s supporters and the suppression of all dissent. It chronicles the growing opposition that culminated in the plebiscite of 1988, in which Pinochet’s bid to stay in power was rejected.
In this unique historical collaboration, Susan Meiselas and her Chilean counterparts create a collective account that reflects their hopes for change after a long period of isolation.
Today, on September 11, 2013, to honor the 40th anniversary of the coup, Chile from within will be released as an ebook. To recontextualize the original book, published in 1990 and now out of print, new historical material will accompany the first Spanish version, including audio interviews with the photographers, contact sheets, and archival footage.
Photo credits from top to bottom by: Alejandro Hoppe, Hector Lopez, Claudio Perez, Helen Hughes, Paz Errazuriz, Alejandro Hoppe