Women Pioneers Mexican Photography

Interessant exposició a New York.  Jo no hi puc anar, evidentment….  Segueixo al Nepal! :) , Però de moment a mi m’ha servit per a descobrir fotògrafes apassionants que van desafiar tota una manera de fer, (encara molt pressent, no ens enganyem). M’han fet recordar a la Paulina, una companya Mexicana de classe d’antropologia visual. És una noia amb una enorme força interior, que desprèn en cada paraula, en cada imatge i en cada fet de la seva vida. ;)

Can you imagine what it was like to be a “woman photographer” in the early 20th century? Not easy. Sexism ran rampant, even in the creative class. But in Mexico, the end of the revolution of 1910-20 ushered in a period of new artistic freedom, and intrepid female artists seized the moment. They took their cameras to the streets, challenging mores and conventions, playing with forms of expression and creating images that influenced the art of future generations. In a country where women didn’t fully win the right to vote until 1953, this was quite the feat.

Nine pioneering photographers, with images spanning 90 years, are celebrated in a new exhibit at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York. “http://www.throckmorton-nyc.com/,” which runs through Nov. 14, includes black-and-white images from some of Mexico’s most celebrated photographers, though most are not famous outside the art world.

©Flor Garduño, La Mujer, Mexico, 1987.
left: ©Mariana Yampolsky Columna Salomonica / Salomonic Column, Sierra de Puebla. right: ©Mariana Yampolsky, Esperando al Padreciti, 1987.
left: ©Graciela Iturbide Cementerio / Cemetery, Juchitán, Oaxaca right: ©Graciela Iturbide Virgen Niña / Virgin child, Ocumichu, Michoacán.
©Colette Urbajtel, Juego de Piedras, 1988
left: ©Lola Alvarez Bravo, Computer 1, 1954. right: ©Lola Alvarez Bravo, Some Climb and Others Descend, Mexico, City, 1940.
©Kati Horna.


©Cristina Kahlo, Dueto, Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, 2007 right: ©Cristina Kahlo, Carnual de Huejotzingo, 2011.
©Cristina Kahlo, Dueto, Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, 2007 right: ©Cristina Kahlo, Carnual de Huejotzingo, 2011.

Tina Modotti (Udine, Italy, 1896-1942 Mexico City)
Lola Alvarez Bravo (Lagos de Moreno, Mexico, 1907-1993 Mexico City)
Kati Horna (Budapest, Hungary, 1912-2000 Mexico)
Mariana Yampolsky (Russian-Jewish American, Chicago 1925–2002 Mexico City)
Colette Urbajtel (Paris, France, 1934)
Garciela Iturbide (Mexico City, 1942) ~ the heir to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the father of Latin American and Mexican photography
Flor Garduño (Mexico City, 1957)
Lourdes Almeida (Mexico City, 1952)
Cristina Kahlo (Frida Kahlo’s sister)

Podeu veure més imatges a Lens: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/pioneering-female-photographers-in-mexico/

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