Curator Tour: Graciela Iturbide: Shadowlines

06:30pm - 07:15pm, Thu 01 Aug 2024

Anna Dannemann, co-curator of the exhibition, leads this informal tour

Black and white photograph of threewomen with black headscarves wrapped around them

Curator Tour: Graciela Iturbide: Shadowlines

6:30pm, Thu 01 Aug 2024

Anna Dannemann, co-curator of the exhibition, leads this informal tour

Widely recognised for the poetry and introspection of her images, Graciela Iturbide captures her subjects with depth and sensitivity. Her photography offers a unique perspective on Mexican society, often exploring themes of Mexican culture, identity and belonging, by combining a documentary and humanist approach with an imaginative quality of image making.  

Throughout her career, Iturbide has documented the lives of Indigenous people of Mexico, often living closely with them for months. She offers a glimpse into their rituals, traditions and struggles, capturing the resilience and dignity of her subjects.  

The exhibition includes works from several of her most iconic series, including Juchitán de las Mujeres (1979-1989), focusing on the matriarchal society of the Zapotec people of Tehuantepec, south-eastern Mexico. Having immersed herself in their lives for a decade, her photographs show the strength and vitality of the Juchitán women.

The exhibition is curated by Alexis Fabry in collaboration with Anna Dannemann, Senior Curator at The Photographers' Gallery. Join Anna for a short tour of the show.