This book presents hitherto unpublished images taken by Graciela Iturbide as part of an intimate, personal project that has led her to an intense reappraisal of her photographic archive. It is published together by RM and Museo Amparo en Puebla (Mexico) and constitutes the catalogue of an exhibition to be held in the same museum in 2012. The photographs are grouped into four thematic areas that have always been present in Iturbide’s work: children, rituals, urban spaces, and gardens.
Graciela Iturbide is recognized as one of Latin America’s most important photographers. Since 1975 her work has been exhibited and published around the world. She has participated in more than seventy exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. In 2008 she won the Hasselblad Award, the world’s most prestigious prize in the field of photography.