Graciela Iturbide: Shadowlines
Graciela Iturbide: Shadowlines
Jun 14 – Sep 22, 2024
The Photographers' Gallery
London, UK

Widely recognised for the poetry and introspection of her images, Graciela Iturbide captures her subjects with depth and sensitivity. Her photography offers a unique perspective on Mexican society, often exploring themes of Mexican culture, identity and belonging, by combining a documentary and humanist approach with an imaginative quality of image making.

Throughout her career, Iturbide has documented the lives of Indigenous people of Mexico, often living closely with them for months. She offers a glimpse into their rituals, traditions and struggles, capturing the resilience and dignity of her subjects.

The exhibition includes works from several of her most iconic series, including Juchitán de las Mujeres (1979-1989), focusing on the matriarchal society of the Zapotec people of Tehuantepec, south-eastern Mexico. Having immersed herself in their lives for a decade, her photographs show the strength and vitality of the Juchitán women.

Iturbide has travelled extensively, producing work in different areas in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Ecuador, Japan, the United States, India, Madagascar, Argentina, Peru and Panama.

Gradually, Iturbide’s images have become devoid of people and her attention has focussed on materials, textures, nature and light. Whatever her subject, Iturbide has continued tracking the sunlight with her camera and experimenting with “shadow lines.”

Graciela Iturbide: Shadowlines
Jun 14 – Sep 22, 2024
The Photographers Gallery
London, UK

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