Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.
Hear about Graciela Iturbide's work in her own words in this discussion conducted in Spanish with simultaneous English translation available. Iturbide talks about her work and career with Roberto Tejada, visual arts critic, photography historian, and curator.
About Graciela Iturbide
Graciela Iturbide (born in 1942) is one of Mexico's most accomplished and fascinating photographers. Iturbide began her career photographing everyday life in Mexico City. But, like her mentor Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she was curious about the country's culture outside the capital. The exhibition The Goat's Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide (on view December 18, 2007–April 13, 2008 at the Getty Center) presents the stunning results of her explorations of diverse Mexican and Mexican-American groups, including indigenous communities in southern Mexico, outsider immigrant groups in East Los Angeles, and those struggling at the U.S.-Mexico border.
About Roberto Tejada
Roberto Tejada is professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, and an expert on Latin American art and photography, Latino visual culture, and the politics of curatorial theory and practice. Tejada has lectured and worked at numerous art institutions and universities throughout Latin America and the United States. From 1987 to 1997 he lived and worked in Mexico City, where he contributed to arts and culture journals including Vuelta, Artes de México, and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas. He is the author of the forthcoming book Travels in the Image Environment: Camera Culture Out of Mexico, 1900 and After.
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