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Graciele Iturbide’s Mexico

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

19 Jan - 12 May 2019

Ranging from early work, completed while she was a student under the preeminent photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo, to photographs of Frida Kahlo’s recently discovered belongings at the Casa Azul, this exhibition charts the career of Graciele Iturbide over five decades. With around 125 photographs on display, it reveals Iturbide’s lyrical approach to capturing the character and contradictions of an ever-changing Mexico, with a focus on her visual documentation of the country’s indigenous communities – from goat-slaughtering rituals in Oaxaca to the women of the Zapotec people. Find out more from the MFA Boston’s website. 

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Little Bull, Coyoacán, Mexico City (1982), Graciela Iturbide

Little Bull, Coyoacán, Mexico City (1982), Graciela Iturbide. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Graciela Iturbide

 

Our Lady of the Iguanas, Juchitán, México (1979), Graciela Iturbide. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Graciela Iturbide

House of Death, Mexico City (1975), Graciela Iturbide. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Graciela Iturbide

Alligator Festival (1985), Graciela Iturbide. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Graciela Iturbide

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