With the Uruguayan Torture Series, a series of 35 photo-etchings, Luis Camnitzer alludes to the psychological and physical torture enforced by the military dictatorship of Uruguay between 1973–85. Camnitzer was living in New York when he produced the series, which is both a reaction to the military regime and a tribute to the artists’ friends who had been tortured. This series universally addresses the feeling of imprisonment and pain that an individual may feel on a basic level. Rather than rendering images that explicitly depict the physical brutality of torture, Camnitzer explores its psychological effects. He also investigates the possible meaning generated through the juxtaposition of image and text. Some images in the series depict Camnitzer’s own body along with everyday objects, and are accompanied by poetic phrases. When read in unison, they connote bodily and emotional pain.