printing is a technique which has been popular in Latin America since
the 19th Century and has often been used to convey social and political
messages e.g. in the case of the engraver Mexico's Guadalupe Posada
and wood cut artist, Leopaldo Méndez.
have chosen woodcuts to form part of the Green Gold project partly because
of the place this medium has in Latin American popular culture and partly
because I can print multiples of the images I make. This is important
as my idea is that the people in the portraits have a good quality print
given back to them and, in some circumstances, the organisations who
Jan Nimmo with the family of the late Thompson "El Gogó"
Go to testimonies page to link to woodcut
portraits of workers