Marcelo Montecino, Morning, Santiago, 1994
Montecino’s flickr offers an essential photographic history of Chile. He has over 200 photos from 1973, before and after the coup, including photographs by his brother, who was killed by the military. There are other collections from the 1980s, as the country moved away from Pinochet’s rule. Montecino’s work moves effortlessly between documenting political actions by workers, people on the street, and photographs like this one, that capture the mood of the city. Like Josef Koudelka’s work in Prague, there’s a noticeable difference between the photographs created by a citizen photographer and the international photojournalist that arrives to cover a story.