In walking around San Francisco, I kept seeing posters for the Photography in Mexico exhibit at the SFMOMA. Photography? Old love. Mexico? My new love. I didn't catch the exhibit (48 hours in San Francisco is just not enough I tell you) but wanted to share a few of the works that they featured. The whole exhibit is a selection of Mexican photography from 1920's until the present and has a special collection of photographs from the Northern Border territories (maybe in the next retrospective we'll see Michelle Frankfurter included) The one thing that I find very exciting about this exhibit though is that many of the works seem to be from Mexican photographers - often times here when I've been exposed to photography of Mexico, it is actually Americans who are doing the photographing. I think it would be fascinating how the works might change (or might not) when it's not from the lens of foreigner looking in.
The show runs until July 8th - let me know if anyone makes it. I'd love to hear more!
|Lola Alvarez Bravo|
All photographs via SFMOMA.