Urban Photo Fest 2013
Julio Etchart – Chile’s 9/11: A photographic exhibition highlighting the struggle against dictatorship in Chile in the 1980’s

Julio Etchart's Chile

Photos © Julio Etchart

Julio Etchart visited Chile in the 1980's and documented the political struggle against the Pinochet regime for the international press. In 1988, Amnesty International commissioned, designed and produced 'Faces of Chile'. Amnesty used this photo archive as a worldwide resource to highlight resistance against the dictatorship in Chile. The images in the new exhibition are part of the archive and reproduced by Amnesty International to mark the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile.

Julio Etchart is a documentary photographer, photojournalist and web reporter. He is a co-founder of Reportage Photos and Panos Pictures distribute his photographs and stories in the United Kingdom.


Exhibition dates

09 – 18 October 2013

Opening times

09.00 – 21.00 (Sunday 09.00 – 17.00)

Private view

09 October 2013
18:00 - 21:00


Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW



UPF Seminar: Julio Etchart in Conversation with Fotosynthesis



09 October 2013


14.00 – 17.00


Richard Hoggart Building (Room: RHB 2.107 - First Floor) Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW


This seminar will explore connections between Etchart's photographic archive, collective memory, political participation, human rights, contemporary urban materialities, locations and visual cultures in South America. The seminar will be chaired by David Kendall and speakers include Julio Etchart, Naomi Westland (Amnesty International), Ingrid Guyon and Gonzalo Felipe Garrido Luengo. The seminar is free and booking is essential.

Please email: events@fotosynthesiscommunity.org.uk to reserve a seat. The UPF exhibition and seminar is organised by Fotosynthesis. Urban Photo Fest and Fotosynthesis would like to thank Amnesty International and iUPSS for their support with the exhibition and seminar.




Julio Etchart's Chile

Julio Etchart's Chile