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contexto en el cual son capaces de tener influencia en la formación de una identidad nacional y cultural. Otro ejemplo tiene que ver con la circulación y reutilización de una de las imágenes más famosas de la revolución, “Molotov Man” (figura 1, figura 2). Meiselas discute el legado de su foto aquí en la transcripción siguiente:

(Figura 1: Molotov Man [izquierda] y Che Guevera.) I passed by [a town] one day and saw a mural with the man with a Molotov painted in the center. It came from a picture I took 10 years earlier, the day before Somoza left. After the election, I came back. Someone had painted the mural black. It was as if there was a power in the images from the past that someone was afraid of. In the years after the insurrection, the photograph of the man with the

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Esferas—Issue Two  

Esferas is an undergraduate student and alumni initiative from New York University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We are a peer-re...