For Graciela Iturbide, the camera is just a pretext for knowing the world
Over the course of four decades, the photographer has built up a uniquely singular body of work, essential for understanding the evolution of photography in Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Celebrated for her vision of the native cultures of her own country, which marked her initiation into the world of photography, her work represents a continuous process of exploring life.
Fundación MAPFRE, aware of the importance of her work acquired, between 2008 and 2011, the most complete collection of it in existence: a total of one hundred and eighty-six photographs, comprising an in-depth cross-section of her work, from her early projects right up to some of the more recent ones.
The idea of the exhibition is to offer a journey through all of the artist's output; without respecting a strict chronological order, her most representative projects interlink and are embedded in the subject matter that best defines her creative imagination.
With Iturbide every image brings us back to the essential: life, death and pleasure. The things that make humankind and the world what they are.
Her work continues to have a major influence on subsequent generations.