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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Artist
Graciela Iturbide, Mexican, born 1942
Title
Torito
Date
1983
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 12 3/4 × 8 11/16 in. (32.4 × 22.1 cm) Sheet: 14 × 10 15/16 in. (35.6 × 27.8 cm)
Credit Line

The Manfred Heiting Collection

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2002.1351
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

Research ongoing