Graciela Iturbide

Born 1942
Hometown Mexico City, Mexico
Lives and Works Coyoacán, Mexico
Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, Mexico City, Mexico

Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York, NY

Photographer Graciela Iturbide began her career studying film, an influence that continues to be present in her work. Iturbide uses her lens to capture people and places around the world, blurring the lines between documentary and fiction: many of her images were taken on anthropologically-inspired assignments, but she employs compositions that impose a dramatic, at times even fantastical, narrative. In 1978, Iturbide received a commission from the Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenous Institute of Mexico, for which she chose to photograph the Seri Indians, a group of nomadic fisherman in the Sonora Desert. From then on, travel became a fundamental aspect of Iturbide's practice, and she has created projects in Cuba, East Germany, India, Madagascar, Hungary, Paris, and the United States. Iturbide's photographs have been exhibited at major institutions worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, and the Barbican Art Centre in London. 


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