Title: Chile ayer hoy
Photographer(s): Various photographers
Publisher(s): Editora National Gabriela Mistral, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Language(s): Spanish, English, French
Size: 24,5 x 24,5 cm
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Chile, 1973
In the raging dictatorships of the early 1970s, the concept of controlling mass communication was reinforced. Obviously, the Civic-Military ideology in Chile understood early on how state propaganda could influence the thinking of the people both at home and abroad. As a first action, the publishing house The Editora Nacional Quimantú was closed down and integrated into the government publishing house Editora Nacional Gabriela Mistral,
The patriotic cover recalls the colors of the national flag, and the graphics used to develop the story use a continuous methodology that contrasts a black page on the left with a photo of the protesters, related to the chaos in the country, and a white page on the right with the same places of the protests where calm and prosperity now reign.
At the end of the photos is this text as the closing of the narrative:
"The violence, armament, disorder, misgovernment, the most absolute anarchy, the gluttony of a few and the hunger of many is the sad memory that communism left us in its passage through our homeland".
This publication is a propagandistic product of the División Nacional de Comunicación Social which operated between 1973 and 1992, whose aim was to create a pro-government image in public opinion and to control media content and works as well as to control media content and artistic and cultural works.