Photographic

Photographic

The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Book - 2018
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"Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide wants to be a writer, but her conservative family has a different idea. Although she initially follows their wishes, she soon grows restless. After tragedy strikes, she turns to photography to better understand the world. The photographic journey she embarks on takes her throughout Mexico and around the globe, introducing her to fascinating people and cultures, and eventually bringing her success and fame. With more than two dozen photographs by Iturbide herselft, Photographic explores the questions of what it means to become an artist."--Back cover.
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781947440005
1947440004
9781606065570
1606065572
Branch Call Number: YA 770.92 It8Q 2018
Characteristics: 95 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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MelissaBee
Apr 13, 2018

How have I made it through fifty-five years of life and never discovered the mind blowing photographic work of artist Graciela Iturbide?

She is at least an equal to more well known photographers, such as Cartier-Bresson or Brassai, with whom she shares a seemingly supernatural ability to candidly capture the dream-like in the everyday and the ordinary. She is certainly an equal to more widely celebrated Mexican artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in her ability to evoke the myth-poetic past and present of her nation and her people.

I suspect that I am not alone though in my ignorance, and that is were the team of Isabel Quintero and Zeke Pena so ably step in. Quintero's poetic writing provides a strong yet ephemeral narrative voice that perfectly partners with the figurative images of Iturbide. Pena's competent black and white drawings aptly channel the straight forward and unembellished work of Iturbide with reverence. I also appreciated the dedication that Quintero and Pena display in making hispanic life more visible and in encouraging the artistic promise of young people.

While readers who already know Iturbide's life and work well might wish for more, "Photographic" offers a beautiful and inspiring introduction to her visionary approach to seeing the world for teens and adults alike.

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Apr 13, 2018

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