Graciela Iturbide is currently one of the most significant figures in the international art scene and an indisputable reference for several generations of photographers. Her work is characterized by images that show great simplicity, where portraiture means participating in people’s lives, as well as the rhythm and warmth of their people and traditions.
His relationship with still life in portraits of gardens, the portrait as an experience to get closer to people, objects, the feminine world, indigenous cultural boundaries and, of course, the rituals of celebration and death, constitute the different landscapes, always in black and white, captured by his camera: “The camera and being a photographer was a pretext to get to know the world. To go out to photograph is to go out in search of surprise”.
Awarded the prestigious Hasselblad Prize in 2008, her work is now fully recognized after a long and intense career that has included awards, recognitions and exhibitions in the most relevant museum institutions worldwide.