PHOTO GALLERY EXCERPT: From El Golpe Del Río (The Coup Of The River)

By Sebastián Meltz-Collazo

El Golpe del Río (The Coup of the River) is now available. Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | WaterstonesIndieBound | Indigo Books | Books-A-Million.

The book captures something sublime through the use of first-hand accounts and historical photography that really lets history speak for itself. The style allows for touching moments in the small vignettes to land, giving more weight to the to the diverse array of stills from Puerto Rican life. Pick this book up. – Amazon

PHOTO GALLERY El Golpe Del Río (The Coup Of The River)


About the Book

The coup of the river is known as the moment in which heavy rainfall turns a stream into an overwhelming body of water, violently washing away everything in its path as it rushes down the current. Taking into consideration this natural occurrence and the cultural/political status of Puerto Rico, Sebastián Meltz-Collazo studies these concepts as analogous structures evoked through the city of Ponce. Interconnecting photographs and memoirs, this book explores evidence and past experiences as results of varying yet synonymous episodes in the island’s stream, culminating into a singular, chaotic event through time, “El Golpe del Río”.

El Golpe Del Río (The Coup Of The River)

Now Available

Genre: Photography
Paperback 8×10
126 pages
ISBN: 9780999294321
Price $31.95
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About Sebastián Meltz-Collazo

Sebastián Meltz-Collazo is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He works through observation & investigation to create original images, and is currently pursuing an MFA at Ithaca College with a focus on the intersection of writing and photography. Through projects he explores notions of place & identity, analyzing their atmospheres, narratives, and embedded vocabularies as evident texts of societies. He is interested in creating new and original visual experiences creating interactions between historical and personal narratives with the purpose of raising questions about visual culture, representation, and curatorial practices.