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'Tango in Argentina' - Limited Edition of 20 Photograph

John Crosley

United States

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 40 W x 27.1 H x 0.1 D in

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The tango dance and its distinctive rhythmic music originated in Argentina, but at first was more obscure and different than the tango that became 'the' fashionable dance when Argentinian dancers traveled to Paris in 1912. and the dance was widely adopted throughout the continent. Tango spread through Europe, then the following year spread to New York and the rest of the U.S. Tango was a fad that traveled worldwide just before World War I, and today is identified as Argentina's biggest contribution to world dance culture This dance and its sultry, rhythmic music that enraptured the world developed as a dance between male dancers who were waiting their turn for sexual 'services' from Buenos Aires and Montevideo brothel prostitutes. Much of the regions' indigenous population was wiped out by settlers and their diseases, leaving the vast and extremely fertile nation of Argentina to become populated predominantly by settlers from Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Portugal and other mostly poorer European males. Noted aggressivenes of various tango dance moves still manifests in the bites, kicks and vigorous, almost contest-like, very physical dance moves. The dance evolved more to a male--female dance as it took the world's night life by storm starting 1912 Certain male-male aggressive gestures remained such as clandestine little kicks, bites, and great physicality as tango partners pranced dance floors. After European export and popularity, and dancers were male-female the dance retained certain aggressive moves from days as a male-male dance that persist to present These buskers are on a Buenos Aires street in the touristy area of Cameneta at the historic old waterfront. As in most developing New World countries being settled, males vastly outnumbered women by many times and prostitution flourished. Buenos Aires and nearby Montevideo, Uruguay are situated roughly opposite each other on both sides of the Rio de la Plata, a major river providing haven for sailing ships that traversed Cape Horn at South America's frigid southern tip opposite Antarctica where waters with icebergs mixed Atlantic and Pacific waters in often stormy weather. In days of commercial sailing, that route of commercial sailing ships traversing huge oceans became known as one of the most treacherous shipping lanes of the world; Many called the passage as an oceanic shipping a Chilean archipelago. During the great Gold Rush,in western USA an est. 300,000 made the passages, Numerous ships in 1849 were abandonned in San Francisco Bay where their hulks foundered, sank, and became part of the waterfront to e dredged for land-based construction dirt and soil a century later; those sunken ships had extended San Francisco's waterfront. Buenos Aires harbor helped fuel California-bound gold seekers. Another sdet of routes was ship to central America, crossing through diseaseridden tropical forests and volcanic kandscapes then continuation y sea to California. Hostile governments, indigenous people and dread tropical deseases inthose days efore modern medicine resulted in serious risk of death or deilitating diseases. The tango developed in those two Atlantic ports where sailing ships that would or had traversed the Horn would adjusdt crews, seek boatyard repairs and obtain provisions for the next, very long sea journey Weather, treacherous currents . and currents of Cape Horn at South America and seaport that in days of sailing freighters was the last Atlantic seaport before West Coast US bound schooners put in for crew adjustment, provisioned and last minute repairs prior to tackling the treacherous weather off Cape Horn which defines the southernmost point of the South American continent where the Atlantic joins the Pacific south of neighboring Chile Prior to construction of the Panama Canal, Buenos Aires and Montevideo developed as major seaports in the era, before Panama Canal construction. John (Crosley) © 2021 John Crosley, all rights reserved. No reproduction or other use of photo and or text without express prior written permission from and author.

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:20

Size:40 W x 27.1 H x 0.1 D in

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I am a photographer who has taken in the past 12 years, over est. 2 million images, mostly street, with many shown previously under various host sites to over est. 200 million counted viewers. I practiced law very successfully in Silicon Valley, CA for nearly two decades; retiring at about age 40. I am a graduate of NYC's Columbia College, Columbia University. As editor/writer/photographer, I won the Lebhar-Friedman Publishing Blue Chip award for excellence in writing, editing, and photography. For law,I won a variety of awards and special recognition. I attended law school in Silicon Valley, graduating with honors and founding my own Silicon Valley law firm, from which I retired in the late 1980s. I have worked side by side with over a half dozen Pulitzer prize-winning photographers, was shot once, and later medically evacuated from Vietnam while photographing the war there. Self-taught in photography, later, among others, I have been mentored by the following: 1. Henri Cartier-Bresson 2. Sal Vader, Pulitzer winner, Associated Press 3. Wes Gallagher, President/Ceo of Associated Press who groomed me to replace him as A.P. head. 4. Sam Walton, Wal-Mart founder who tried to lure me into his smaller company, now the world's largest. retailer. 5. Walter Baring, Peabody award winner, WRVR-FM NYC's premier cultural radio station. 6./ A variety of great photographers, many Pulitzer winners, including many also from Associated Press,/ Many were Vietnam war colleagues from my freelancing the Vietnam war; others from AP NYC world headquarters. I took H C-B's advice: 'Shoot for yourself, John,' to avoid photo work that would require shooting in a special style. not my own. HCB's s generous, helpful advice also resulted in a career with AP wire service as a world news writer and editor, world service, Associated Press world headquarters, NYC. 6. Michel Karman, Lucie Award photo printer and photo exhibition genius. ent in two 'wars' -- the Vietnamese War, and a prisoner of war taken by Russian separatists in the current Ukrainian--Russian Separatist battles that killed over 10,000 and displaced over 1 million. While writing and as a worldwide photo editor for Associated Press, I was asked to understudy their CEO (worldwide General Manager), to become successor general manager on his retirement, but declined the position. I live the lifestyle of a photographer and am proud of it.

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