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Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico

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Iturbide and Kahlo: A Conversation

Posted: May 18, 2020
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In one intimate photograph, Graciela Iturbide responds—and pays homage—to Frida Kahlo’s cultural legacy, creating an artistic dialogue between the two women.
A black and white photograph of a worn body brace pinned on a blank concrete wall. The photograph is taken from slightly below and to the left of the brace. Similar to a corset, the brace itself is simultaneously lonely, foreboding, and empty as it hangs.

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico: Capturing Death

Posted: May 4, 2020
Category: Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico
Graciela Iturbide confronts what she calls “Mexico’s death fantasy” as it appears in the street, at festivals, and in the cemetery.
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.

Graciela Iturbide and La Matanza: Ritual as Practice and Subject

Posted: April 20, 2020
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Photography and its ritualistic qualities—observation, development, and selection—is a form of therapy for Graciela Iturbide. More than simply documenting moments in time, the practice offers her a way to process...
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.

Beyond Documentation: Graciela Iturbide and the Seri

Posted: April 6, 2020
Category: Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico
In 1979, with anthropologist Luis Barjau, Graciela Iturbide stayed with the Seri community for more than two months, recording their lives with her camera—particularly their forced adaptation to modern life,...
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.

Portraying Gender in Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Posted: March 23, 2020
Category: Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico
In 1979, Graciela Iturbide traveled to Juchitán, a small town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, to photograph the Zapotec indigenous group. She immersed herself in the community during a...
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.

Cultural Symbols in Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Posted: March 9, 2020
Category: Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico
The photographs of Graciela Iturbide feature social, religious, and natural symbols that define Mexican cultural and national identities in all of their complexity.
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.

Opening This Week: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Posted: February 24, 2020
Category: Graciela Iturbide’S Mexico
Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico is the artist’s most extensive U.S. exhibition in more than two decades. The survey is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and comprises 140 poetic...
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.