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International Women’s Day

Graciela Iturbide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, 1979 (130.1995) Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, 1935 (1.1978.g) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman with Camera], ca. 1935 (437.2005) Lisa Larsen, [Virva Rolleid preparing to throw javelin, Spartakiad, Moscow], 1956 (2008.4.125) International Women’s Day celebrates the political, social, cultural … Continue reading

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Serafina

Graciela Iturbide, Serafina,  1987 (129.1995) Serafina is part of Graciela Iturbide’s series Juchitán. The picture is rooted in the artist’s strong interest in culture, ritual, and everyday life in indigenous Mexico, particularly its matriarchal social structures and deep mysticism. Using black … Continue reading

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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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