Revolution and Ritual - The Photographs of Sara Castrejon, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero Mary Davis MacNaughton

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
26 Sep 2017
Getty Publications
190 pages: 277 x 216 x 16mm

This richly illustrated catalogue features photographs by three Mexican women, each representing a different generation, who have explored and transform notions of Mexican identity in works that range from the documentary to the poetic. Revolution and Ritual looks first at the images of Sara Castrejo n (1888-1962), who was one of the few women photographers of the Mexican revolution. The work of Graciela Iturbide (born 1942) sheds light on Mexico's indigenous cultures. Finally, the self-portraits of Tatiana Parcero (born 1967) splice images of her body with cosmological maps and Aztec codices. By bringing their work into conversation, Revolution and Ritual invites readers to consider how photography has been transformed over the past century in Mexico.

Mary Davis MacNaughton is professor of art history and director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College. She is the editor of Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968 (Getty Publications, 2012).