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PW-259117-18
Creating a Digital Database of the Richard Cross Photographic Collection at the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at CSU
Jose Luis Benavides, California State University, Northridge, University Corporation

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Richard Cross Digital Collection (Web Resources)
Title: Richard Cross Digital Collection
Author: CSUN Oviatt Library
Author: Tom & Ethel Bradley Center
Abstract: Landing page of the digital collection includes a biography of Richard Cross, some sample photos, and a link to browse the collection.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://digital-library.csun.edu/bradley-center-photographs/richard-cross
Primary URL Description: Richard Cross (1950–1983) began his career as a photographer at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota, where he worked until 1973. Cross spent four years (1974–1978) as a volunteer in Bogotá, Colombia, working as a photographer and audio-visual consultant for the Peace Corp’s Agricultural Communications program. Colombian anthropologist Nina de Friedemann invited him to join a project she had started in the early 1970s documenting what is considered the first Palenque (community of free Black slaves) in the Americas, Palenque de San Basilio, near Cartagena, Colombia. In 1979, he was drawn north to document the wars raging in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, as well as the refugee crisis in Southern Mexico. There, Cross freelanced for major news outlets including U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and the Associated Press, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work in Nicaragua.
Secondary URL: https://digital-collections.csun.edu/digital/collection/p17169coll1/search/
Secondary URL Description: The browse page inlcudes thumbnails of photographs, a search function, and filters to navigate the collection by place, subject, and date.

Visualizing the People's History: Richard Cross's Images of the Central American Liberation Wars (Exhibition)
Title: Visualizing the People's History: Richard Cross's Images of the Central American Liberation Wars
Curator: José Luis Benavides
Curator: Edward Alfano
Abstract: American photojournalist Richard Cross documented the turbulent period of liberation wars in Central America from 1979 to 1983, until he was killed on assignment in Honduras. His photographs depict people, communities, and landscapes enduring war and genocide. Cross's work illuminates the legacies of these wars, which propelled the largest migration of people from Central America to the United States. Museum of Social Justice, Los Angeles, August 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.museumofsocialjustice.org/visualizing-the-peoples-history.html
Primary URL Description: VISUALIZING THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY: ​RICHARD CROSS'S IMAGE OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN LIBERATION WARS AUGUST 15, 2019–JANUARY 12, 2020 American photojournalist Richard Cross documented the turbulent period of liberation wars in Central America from 1979 to 1983, until he was killed while on assignment in Honduras. The photographs depict communities and landscapes enduring war and genocide. Cross’s work illuminates the legacies of these wars, which propelled the largest contemporary migration of people from Central America to the United States, and which continue to shape their American experience.

Richard Cross: Memoria Gráfica (Exhibition)
Title: Richard Cross: Memoria Gráfica
Curator: Carlos Henríquez Consalvi
Abstract: En el XXVII aniversario de los Acuerdos de Paz, presentamos estas imágenes: periodismo, antropología visual y arte, que exploran más allá del drama humano, las causas de la guerra. Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, San Salvador, 16 de enero de 2020–? On the 27th anniversary of the Peace Accords, we present these images: journalism, visual anthropology, and art, which explore beyond the human drama, the causes of war. Museum of the Word and Image, San Salvador, January 16, 2020–?
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://museo.com.sv/2020/02/boletin-informativo-35-enero-2020/
Primary URL Description: The Museum's newsletter of January 2020 provides an account of the exhibition by Richard Cross, curated by the Museum's director.


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