Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide was born in México City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native México, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo’s bathroom, to the United States, Ind...

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  • Romie
    I found it interesting to see how this woman, Graciela Iturbide, saw the world as a writer, a photographer, an artist. How she understood it through her lens.What I loved the most was how she travelled all around the word and tried to capture things that weren’t usual, things that people didn...
  • Jenny Lee
    I received a digital copy to read and review from NetGalley Clearly based on the cover, this book is full of gorgeous art. However, this book is in black and white, because that is what photographer Graciela Iturbide believes reality is - black and white. This is around 90 or so pages of a very brie...
  • Michelle Quinn
    "I choose photography over tradition." Photographic is a graphic novel following the life of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, someone that I, unfortunately, didn't know about until reading this. Actually, that is precisely why I picked this up. A successful, female, Mexican photographer? Of ...
  • Lauren
    An exemplary biography of Graceila Itrubide, a Mexican photographer and artist. Her work spans decades and themes, and this book traces her background, her training, and her inspirations. Some of her best known work is of the intersection between humans and nature, in her native Mexico. She has phot...
  • Sylvia
    I loved it. This is a book written by a poet and an artist, and because of that both language and image intertwine in the most beautiful way. Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña, use their particular languages to tell us the story of Graciela Iturbide; furthermore, they also bring to us the importance...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Photographic is a splendid graphic novel that narrates the life story of one of the brilliant and prominent photographers in Mexico. Through this, readers will finally get to know who Graciela Iturbide is behind her famous works.I was able to read about her and see some of her photographs in a N...
  • David Schaafsma
    “We are all fragments of one another, strewn across.... borders. Different lines in the same poem.” “Photography reveals flocks of birds with unclipped wings moving inside me. . . .I am a woman and then a bird.”“Bird is dream is camera is self is life.”I am glad to reca...
  • Lata
    Interesting introduction to Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. I liked the use of comic line drawings+photographs to give us a small taste of both the woman and her work. The few of Graciela Iturbide's photographs that are featured in this book are haunting....
  • Richard
    An interesting and thought-provoking book.Graciela Iturbide was an artist first but was born into a society where women confirmed.Getting married and raising a family didn't complete her and finally she enrolled into film school, later to become an apprentice photographer.She has had a long and succ...

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