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PHOTOGRAPHY IN MEXICO AT SAN FRANCISCO MOMA

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 11:30 PM


More than 150 photographs tell the history of Mexico in the last 100 years. Photography in Mexico presents selected works of many of the most influential photographers from 1920 to the present from the Collections of the San Francisco MOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser > Ends July 8 > SFMOMA > MEXICO.


Lola Álvarez Bravo, Los gorrones, ca. 1955, printed later; gelatin silver print; Collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan
Steinhauser; © 1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation 

About: Presenting a complex synthesis of art and politics, this exhibition explores Mexico's distinctively rich and diverse photography tradition from the 1920s to the present. It begins in the period following the Mexican Revolution, when international artists such as Tina Modotti and Edward Weston found creative inspiration in Mexico and, in turn, helped to inspire Mexican photographers like Lola Álvarez Bravo and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Including photographs made for the illustrated press at midcentury and documentary investigations from the 1970s and 1980s, the exhibition concludes with contemporary examinations of social, environmental, and economic concerns both within Mexico and along its northern border. The selection of more than 150 photographs showcases works by Manuel Carrillo, Graciela Iturbide, Elsa Medina, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Mariana Yampolsky, and many more. 

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