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Graciela Iturbide

Mexico City (Mexico), 1942.

Lives and works in Mexico.

Graciela Iturbide (Mexico City, Mexico 1942) is considered the most outstanding Mexican photographer on the international contemporary scene. Over the course of five decades she has built an intense and profoundly singular body of work, fundamental for understanding the evolution of photography in Latin America.


In 1970 she began her studies at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, so her professional beginnings were in film. Before devoting herself completely to photography (1974), she was assistant to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, discovering in the photographic camera her authentic means of creative expression. Her apprenticeship with the great master of Mexican photography is undoubtedly fundamental and represents, more than a formal influence, the transmission of a legacy, of a sensibility based on artistic values related to modern art. Graciela dedication to the rich visual and artistic heritage of her country and, in particular, to its living indigenous traditions, has remained fundamental in her work. These motifs reappear in various forms throughout the photographer's extensive oeuvre.


Her works have a particular atmosphere that brings her close to magical realism. Famous for her portraits of the Seris Indians, who inhabit the Sonora desert region, for her vision of the women of Juchitán (Oaxaca), or for her fascinating essay on birds, Graciela has traveled, in addition to her native Mexico, to countries as diverse as the United States, Spain, India, Italy and Madagascar.

Iturbide has received several prestigious international distinctions, including a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1988, the Hasselblad Award 2007 and the Lucie Award for Achievement in Fine Art in 2010.

Her work is part of important public and private collections, including: Pompidou Center in Paris, France; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA; Center for Creative Photography of Tucson, Arizona, USA; Mexican Council of Photography, Mexico City, Mexico. Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser Collection, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ann Janss Collection, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Spencer Throckmorton, New York, USA;  Jane and Michael Wilson Center for Photography, London, UK.



Fantasías disidentes Chile-México (1978-1987) 

31.05.2022 - 25.07.2023

Festival Off PhotoEspaña

América Anónima - centro norte sur

26/02/2022 - 28/05/2022

El Castigo

10/09/2020 - 15/06/2021
Exposición Inaugural

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