A Portrait of Graciela Iturbide: Photographing Indigenous Mexico


Inspired by champions of humanist photography, namely Josef Koudelka, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado and Álvarez Bravo, photographer Graciela Iturbide became one of the most important contemporary photographers in Mexico through her captured images of the unseen and unexplored areas of indigenous cultures and peoples. She was also a protégé of modernist master Manuel Alvarez Bravo, working as an assistant for him in the 1970's.

Iturbide photographed life in Mexico City, Juchitán, Oaxaca and the La Frontera border while exploring identity, rituals, daily life, death, festivals, sexuality, and the role of women. It has always been her mission to make her own opinions between her investigation and her prior knowledge, her own way to understand Mexico and its deeply-rooted traditions.

Her most known images, "Nuestra Señora de Las Iguanas" and "Magnolia" are both portraits of women that study the female and her role in the Mexican society.

Preview image was taken from the video.

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  1. grazie
    grazie ·

    One of my inspirations. Great feature :).

  2. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    She's simply amazing, I love how she's able to capture such an intricate culture in stunning and beautiful images.

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