Agua, Mexico, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Paper size: 14 x 11 in./35.5 x 28 cm.
Titled and signed, with pencil notation on verso.
Corner mounted to 16 x 20 in./40.5 x 51 cm. window matt.
"Garduño is the contemporary Mexican photographer most likely to carry on in the Manuel Alvarez Bravo's definitively Latin American style. Fusing traditions of modernisms and humanism with the realism both magic and matter-of-fact, Garduño's pictures tend to focus on the noble peasant - part stereotype, part archetype - and woman as earth goddess, posed bare-breasted before a waterfall or sunlit under an enormous basket of white lilies. This is romantic but very seductive stuff, full of Fellini-esque moments and quiet drama."--Village Voice, August 23, 1994