In the fourth post in the Picturing Politics series Dr Adam Morton examines the struggle of the Zapatistas – a revolutionary community based in the south of Mexico – as represented by the artist Roger Peet in his arresting block print ‘Aqui Seguimos’. Dr Morton looks at the origins of the Zapatista communities and what Roger Peet’s image tells us about the enduring relevance of those communities.
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Picturing Politics is a series of audio and video clips featuring academics commenting on the political significance of a diverse range of images. The series is intended to offer an invaluable insight into the many ways in which politics has been imagined – quite literally – throughout history, and also the ways in which images have been used to shape and influence our understanding of politics.