Imágenes de México features images by eight photographers from our permanent collection who have captured their own visions of Mexico. Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002), Tina Modotti (American, 1901-1942), and Paul Strand (American, 1890-1976) are from the first half of twentieth century and were among the earliest practitioners of Modernism in Mexican photography. Flor Garduño (Mexican, b. 1957), a protégé of Alvarez Bravo, employs her superb modernist eye in one of her present contemporary photographs (Los Lemones, 1998). George O. Jackson (American, b. 1941), and Geoff Winningham (American, b. 1943) have both worked for many years in rural Mexico adding to the rich visual ethnographic record rooted in the nineteenth century photography of Lumholz, Starr, and others. Finally, Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez (American, b. 1971) is the youngest of the photographers shown here. This promising new practitioner of the craft is energetically searching for his own aesthetic eye.
San Antonio Museum of Art 27.02.2009-31.08.2009