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Martín Weber

Martín Weber was born in Argentina and now lives in Los Angeles. He studied at the University of Buenos Aires and the International Center of Photography in New York and has received numerous awards and grants, including a Silver Eye award and a Guggenheim fellowship.

— From August 2011
Photography

Latin American Dreams

From 1992 to 2007 Martín Weber photographed hundreds of Latin Americans, each holding a chalkboard on which he had asked them to “write down a wish or a dream you have.” His goal, he says, was to give his subjects added dimension by allowing the viewer a glimpse of their personal stories. In their brief messages we see evidence of economic and political struggles, of human failings and aspirations, of broken hearts and enduring love.

August 2011
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August 2011

I, Pajé, want my daughter to study, to defend her rights.
Alagoas, Brazil

August 2011

My dream is to die.
Medellín, Colombia

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August 2011

My wish is to study public accounting.
Estelí, Nicaragua

August 2011

That my parents smile again.
Medellín, Colombia

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August 2011

I want to be a policewoman.
Maclovio Rojas, Mexico

August 2011

To be a chess grand master before I am twenty-six years old.
Havana, Cuba

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August 2011

Pistol.
Chiapas, Mexico

August 2011

To help my children who are in the United States pay their debt to the coyote.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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August 2011

To record my first cassette.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 2011

Death to imperialism and all forms of exploitation.
León, Nicaragua

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August 2011

Peace and social justice in the world. Peace with God. To win the lottery.
Cuzco, Peru

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