Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide is a Mexican Photographer whose photos are almost exclusively in black and white. Her work often deals with themes such as sexuality, indigenous culture, and real aspects of everyday life in other cultures. 

Mujer Ángel. Desierto de Sonora, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1979, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
This iconic image from her first collection depicts an indigenous woman from the Sonoran Desert. The woman holding the radio familiarizes indigenous culture.
Nuestra Señora de las iguanas, Juchitán, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1979, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Desierto de Sonora, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1979, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
El sueño, La Mixteca, Oaxaca, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1992, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
On top of showing a strange scene that may not be so strange in other cultures, Iturbide creates a narrative on life and death.
Cementerio de Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1978, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
La frontera, Tijuana, Baja California, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1990, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
This photo illustrates Mexican ideas of 'machismo' as well as religious imagery depicting the Virgen de Guadalupe, an important female figure in the Catholic Church.
Cholos, White Fence Gang, East Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos, Graciela Iturbide, 1986, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Female members of the White Fence Gang pose in front of portraits of fathers of the Mexican of the Mexican revolution, alluding to the soldaderas as well as eliciting a counter to gender roles.
Quince años, Juchitán, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1986, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Madonna, México D.F., Graciela Iturbide, 1980, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
This photograph elicits imagery of European depictions of the Christian Madonna and Child, but in the context of everyday Mexican life.
Magnolia (1), Juchitán, México, Graciela Iturbide, 1986, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
This portrait encompasses one of Iturbide's prominent themes, sexuality and feminism in Mexico. The man holding the mirror does not confront his reflection but looks beyond the viewer.
Autorretrato con serpientes, Oaxaca, México, Graciela Iturbide, 2006, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Iturbide solemnly looks past the viewer, holding a group of snakes in her mouth possibly symbolizing dishonesty, or even the story of Adam and Eve, alluding to religious attitudes toward women.
El baño de Frida, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, Graciela Iturbide, 2006, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
This photo is part of a series of pictures taken of Frida Kahlo's bathroom. Iturbide identified as a leftist, but not a fanatic of either ideologies or of Frida, but she respects them greatly.
Autorretrato en casa de Trotsky, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, Graciela Iturbide, 2006, From the collection of: Fundacion MAPFRE
Here Iturbide gives an ironic take on the self-portrait by showing only her shadow, surrounded by bullet holes in Leon Trotsky's Mexican house.
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