This page provides a brief introduction to graphic art of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Prints & Photographs Division. It also includes a list of books at the Library of Congress that contain additional context and information about the collections described in this guide. Lastly, it highlights other cultural institutions that might interest patrons seeking photography of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Prints & Photographs Division is not only home to photography of Latin America and the Caribbean but also graphic art. Researchers can use the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog to locate graphic art in the Prints & Photographs Division. Many artworks, however, are only searchable using indexes and card catalogs in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room, so researchers are encouraged to submit an inquiry using Ask-A-Librarian.
The collections include the original printing plates and prints by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, prints by muralists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, and work representing about 130 other printmakers in the region. Also in the collections are more than 400 drawings by Miguel and Rosa Covarrubias, drawings of the murals in the Hispanic Division by Cândido Portinari, and Chicano artwork by Mario Torero and Barbara Carrasco.The extensive poster collection includes work froms most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Yanker Poster Collection s particularly strong for posters from the region.
The Library's Hispanic Division is a primary access point for research related to this region.
The institutions listed below have extensive holdings of photography of Latin America and the Caribbean. The list is not comprehensive, so we encourage patrons to also explore the collections of other libraries, archives, and museums.
The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.