Published by RM/Fundación Mapfre. Introduction by Marta Dahó. Text by Juan Villoro, Carlos Martín García.
This is the largest survey yet published on the work of Graciela Iturbide, the most acclaimed photographer working in Latin America and winner of the 2008 Hasselblad Award. It includes 180 representative photographs spanning her career, focusing on her best-known work, such as Frida Kahlo's Bedroom, Those Who Live in the Sand and Juchitán.
Over the course of her four-decade career, Iturbide has built up a poetic language of images and symbols; a consistent preoccupation is the juxtaposition between urban and rural life. The subjects of her black-and-white photography mostly reside in Latin America but encompass India, Europe and Asia as well. This volume provides an essential overview of her accomplishment.
Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Text by Kristen Gresh. Contributions by Guillermo Sheridan.
Iturbide is modern Mexico's subtlest, most profound chronicler
Graciela Iturbide, best known for her iconic photographs of Mexican indigenous women, has engaged with her homeland as a subject for the past 50 years in images of great variety and depth. The intensely personal, lyrical photographs collected and interpreted in this book show that, for Iturbide, photography is a way of life—as well as a way of seeing and understanding Mexico, with all its beauties, rituals, challenges and contradictions.
The Mexico portrayed here is a country in constant transition, defined by tensions and exchanges between new and old, urban and rural, traditional and modern. Iturbide’s deep connection with her subjects—among them political protests, celebrations and rituals, desert landscapes, cities, places of burial and Mexico’s artistic heritage—produces indelible images that encompass dreams, symbols, reality and daily life.
Published to accompany the first major museum exhibition of Iturbide’s work on the East Coast, this volume presents more than 100 beautifully reproduced black-and-white photographs, accompanied by illuminating essays inviting readers to share in Graciela Iturbide’s personal artistic journey through the country she knows so intimately.
One of the most influential photographers active in Latin America today, Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide (born 1942) began studying photography in the 1970s with legendary photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Seeking “to explore and articulate the ways in which a vocable such as 'Mexico' is meaningful only when understood as an intricate combination of histories and practices,” as she puts it, Iturbide has created a nuanced and sensitive documentary record of contemporary Mexico.
Graciela Iturbide (born 1942), a winner of the 2008 Hasselblad Foundation Award, has been acclaimed as one of Latin America’s greatest photographers for her photographic exploration of her native Mexico’s landscapes and inhabitants in stark black and white. In her latest publication, Mi Ojo, Iturbide presents a mysterious personal selection of her black-and-white photographs, an oblique exploration of that elusive thing that can make or break an image—the photographer’s eye. Using silver ink on black cardboard to print her images, Iturbide pushes the limits of what a photograph can be, creating images with the look of high-contrast negatives that draw out the intrinsic strangeness of the photographs. Designed in a small, intimate format and published in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, Graciela Iturbide: Mi Ojo will appeal to photobook lovers and connoisseurs of the photographer’s work.
Since 1975, Graciela Iturbide (born 1942) has been esteemed as one of Latin America’s most important photographers. In 2008 she won the Hasselblad Award, the world’s most prestigious prize in the field of photography. Accompanying a 2012 exhibition at the Museo Amparo en Puebla in 2012, for which the photographer made an exhaustive trawl of her archive, this beautifully printed volume juxtaposes a trove of previously unpublished photographs with reproductions of contact sheets of some of Iturbide’s best-known images. The book is accordingly divided into two sections separated by a double binding. The first groups her works into four themes that have endured in her work from the very beginning--children, rituals, urban spaces and gardens. The second section is comprised of the contact sheets of her well-known Oaxaca, Birds and L.A. series.
Graciela Iturbide (born 1942) is Latin America's most internationally admired photographer, as her receipt of the 2008 Hasselblad Foundation award confirmed. Although she is best known for her serial portrayals of her native Mexico, one of Iturbide's most popular individual photographs is “Perros Perdidos” (or “Lost Dogs” ), an image of several dogs in silhouette on a rocky outcrop taken in India in 1998. Graciela Iturbide: No Hay Nadie/There Is No-Onereveals the Mexican photographer's extended explorations in (mostly) cities in the north of India--Varanasi, Delhi and Calcutta, as well as Bombay--over the past 13 years. Iturbide's black-and-white images are strikingly at ease with their subject matter, able to locate arrangements of objects, architectural outline and urban signage without ever lapsing into visual tourism.
Published by RM/Editorial Calamus. Text by Mario Bellatín, Elena Poniatowska.
Mexico-based Graciela Iturbide, a 2008 Hasselblad Award winner, is one of Latin America's most influential photographers. Juchitan de Las Mujeres is a reprisal of her 1989 masterwork, comprising ten years of travels along the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, near Southern Oaxaca, where she lived among the pre-Columbian Zapotec culture indigenous to the remote region. With new design and excellent production quality, this volume, which features many previously unpublished photographs, is a visual record of the daily life of an ancient culture in flux, through portraits of its people and glimpses into the Zapotecs' attitudes toward sexuality, ritual, death and the role of women. Revealing some of the finest examples of Iturbide's enduring themes--the clash between urban and rural life, ancient and modern life--it includes a foreword by celebrated Mexican novelist, Mario Bellatín.
Published by Aperture. Preface by Roberto Tejada. Epilogue by Alfredo Lopez Austin.
In the New York Times Book Review, Christine Schwartz Hartley wrote of the hardcover edition of Images of the Spirit, "Ms. Iturbide's definition of beauty is complex--in turn violent, spiritual, joyous, tense or tender--and it always has to do with dignity, the dignity of a ritual performed, a bond asserted, an identity worn with pride." Now available in a new paperback edition, this subtle yet powerful book of photographs blends evocative scenes from the many subcultures of Iturbide's native Mexico with the artist's own deeply personal, and oftentimes Surrealistic, vision. Iturbide's work mixes history, lyricism and portraiture, boldly calling to mind Mexico's photographic master, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, with whom she apprenticed in the 1970s. Iturbide was born in 1942. She continues to live and work in Mexico.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs.
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