EL GOLPE DEL RÍO (THE COUP OF THE RIVER)
El Golpe Del Río (The Coup Of The River) is a mixed-medium photography and memoir book about Puerto Rico. 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. This natural occurrence and the cultural and political status of Puerto Rico, Sebastián Meltz-Collazo studies these analogous concepts evoked through the city of Ponce. Interconnecting photographs and handwritten memoirs, this book explores shared cultural experiences culminating into a singular, chaotic event through time, "El Golpe del Río"
"The book captures something sublime through the use of first-hand accounts and historical photography that really lets history speak for itself. That That 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
"The author Sebastian does a great job at bringing it all back together in the end, illustrating and telling a story I was able to enjoy and continued thinking about after putting the books down." - Amazon