From February to May 2022, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present a major exhibition of Graciela Iturbide, one of Latin America’s most emblematic photographers.
Working mainly in black-and-white in her native country, Mexico, Graciela Iturbide is interested in the cohabitation between ancestral traditions and Catholic rites, as well as in man’s relationship with death. She also dedicates an important part of her work to women and their roles within their social environment. In recent years, her photographs have turned empty of all human presence, revealing the strong bond that unites her with things, nature, and animals.
Through more than 200 photographs, the exhibition presents Graciela Iturbide’s most iconic works and an important selection of unreleased photographs, as well as a series of color photographs specially commissioned by the Fondation Cartier, revealing a sensitive, poetic, and humanistic work.
The book accompanying this “portrait” exhibition offers an exploration of Graciela Iturbide’s work and personal universe. It brings together all the works presented at the Fondation Cartier, as well as an interview with the photographer by French essayist Fabienne Bradu, an original short story by Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon, and a photo-reportage of Iturbide’s home and studio by Mexican photographer Pablo López Luz.