graciela iturbide

April 30, 2008

I went to the Getty to see Andre Kertesz, but I was equally impressed by this exhibition. Mexican photographer with some really cool indigenous Mexican culture, ceremonies, life, etc., as well as a pretty great glimpse into the life of a family of gang members in East LA in the 80s. I liked how she seemed to truly get into people’s lives and tell their story from the inside. Her compositions were also really original and left a lot to the imagination. I like photos that don’t tell the whole story, but altogether create something more than the sum of their parts. In other words, she created an experience where the “reader” of her photographs was led along a journey that allowed one to imagine more than what was actually there.  At the same time, each picture stands on its own.

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One Response to “graciela iturbide”

  1. ruizsf said

    found this searching the internet for A. Kertesz photos, love these images, thanks for sharing.
    r.

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