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Iturbide studied photography at universities in Mexico, where she met her mentor, the teacher, cinematographer, and photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Inspired by Bravo, she developed her particular interest in the daily life of Mexico’s indigenous cultures. Iturbide has photographed things and people found in Mexico City, in her native Juchitán, in Oaxaca, and on the Mexico-U.S. border. Her camera lens often traces Mexico’s rich life of religion and rituals. Torito represents an assemblage of a bicycle frame and a cow’s skull and horn, found in Mexico City, and shows the photographer’s exploration of the relationship between the individual and the broader culture.
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Graciela Iturbide, Mexican, born 1942
- Gelatin silver print
- Image: 12 3/4 × 8 11/16 in. (32.4 × 22.1 cm) Sheet: 14 × 10 15/16 in. (35.6 × 27.8 cm)
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The Manfred Heiting Collection
- Current Location
- Not on view
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