Juchitan De Las Mujeres.
Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. Text by Mario Bellatín, Elena
Editorial RM /Editorial Calamus, 2010. 104 pp., 75 tritone illustrations, 8½x14¾".
Mexico-based Graciela Iturbide, a
2008 Hasselblad Award winner, is
one of Latin America’s most influential
photographers. Juchitan de
Las Mujeres is a reprisal of her
1989 masterwork, comprising ten
years of travels along the Isthmus
of Tehuantepec, near Southern
Oaxaca, where she lived among
the pre-Columbian Zapotec culture
indigenous to the remote
region.With new design and
excellent production quality, this
volume, which features many previously
is a visual record of the daily life of
an ancient culture in flux, through
portraits of its people and
glimpses into the Zapotecs’ attitudes
toward sexuality, ritual,
death and the role of women.
Revealing some of the finest
examples of Iturbide’s enduring
themes—the clash between
urban and rural life, ancient and
modern life—it includes a foreword
by celebrated Mexican novelist,
About the Limited Edition
10 out of a series of 25 copies with an original 12.3 x 7.55 in photograph printed on silver gelatine, signed and numbered by the author. Housed in a handmade clamshell box.
Read Faye Robson's review of Juchitan de las Mujeres in photo-eye Magazine.