Tag Archives: Graciela Iturbide

Our Lady of the Iguanas

Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide is known for her photographs of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Hired by the Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenous Institute of Mexico in 1978, she first documented the way of life … Continue reading

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Beauty of the Boneyards

Folklore, movies, music, and literature often simplify cemeteries as creepy and sinister “boneyards;” places the living should avoid. A visit to one can certainly invoke an ominous feeling but cemeteries can embody so much more. Many of these sacred places … Continue reading

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To Hold, Comb & Clip

Lisette Model, Rome, 1966 Graciela Iturbide, Girl with Comb, 1979 Richard Avedon, Model Lauren Hutton in a variation on the traditional Japanese Samurai hair fashion the chonmage, 1969

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Considering the Frameworks

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina, 1987 Lorna Simpson, Partitions & Time, 1991 Carrie Mae Weems, Mirror, Mirror, 1987

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A Swelling Roar Up Above

Robert Doisneau, Les Helicopteres, 1972             Graciela Iturbide, The Cemetery, 1988

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The Cemetery

Graciela Iturbide, The Cemetery, 1988 This image is part of Graciela Iturbide’s series on the Juchitan indigenous culture, a major focus of her work from 1979 to 1988. Located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, the Juchitan is a matriarchal … Continue reading

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