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In this world of imperfections The Crooked Room is a space for projecting a humanistic view of the world. Since its foundation, at APA we have been documenting historical events in solidarity with people who suffer and struggle to build a world based on the principles of justice and peace.
Since our documentary work in Central and South America in the 1970s APA has grown rapidly to become a leading photographic agency in social documentary reportage. Our work is published in newspapers, periodicals, books, and NGO publications throughout the world.
So far 2006 has been a year of extraordinary achievements. Carlos Reyes-Manzo's documentary work on Ciudad Juarez in Mexico and Guatemala published in The Times magazine on 10 April 2004 in'Getting Away with Murder' and in The Sunday Times magazine on 28 August 2005, in 'Beasts of Prey' was brought together in an exhibition at the Oxo Gallery, Impunity, on the South Bank in London in February. More than 7,000 people visited the exhibition during the two weeks it was showing. The exhibition will be shown at the Teatro Miela during the Latin American Film Festival in Trieste from 22-29 October. In November it will be shown at Canning House, Belgrave Square from 28 November - 8 December.
In February we published Oranges in Times of Moon, a book of poetry by Carlos Reyes-Manzo, translated into English by Valeria Baker, ISBN 0952718243. The book had exceptionally good reviews. It is available from Foyles Bookshop or Andes Press Agency, price £15 plus p & p.
Carlos has been invited to participate at the Sidaja International Festival of Poetry in Trieste from 19-21 October. Carlos will be giving a poetry reading at Canning House on Wednesday 29 November.
In February in association with Amnesty International we organized an exhibition, Shooting the Poor in Brazil, at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch, which highlighted the violence which affects the poorest people in Brazil.
In association with WaterAid we are holding an exhibition on Ethiopia at Foyles Gallery in Charing Cross Road, Digging for Blue Gold, showing from 2 - 24 October. Blue gold at the end of the rainbow, an exhibition on water issues around the world in association with WaterAid will be showing from 26 October - 8 November.
Carlos will be attending the XIV World Congress of Inclusion International, Building an Inclusive Future: A Challenge for Globalization, from November 7-10 in Acapulco, Mexico where he will be showing an exhibition with the title, Images of Humanity in Times of Globalization.