Graciela Iturbide Self-portrait in Trotsky’s house 2006

Room 7 in Artist and Society

Graciela Iturbide

Birds on the Pole, Guanajuato, Mexico

Graciela Iturbide, Birds on the Pole, Guanajuato, Mexico  1990

© Graciela Iturbide

License this image

1/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sonora Market, Mexico City

Graciela Iturbide, Sonora Market, Mexico City  1978

© Graciela Iturbide

License this image

2/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Self-portrait in Trotsky’s house

Graciela Iturbide, Self-portrait in Trotsky’s house  2006

This photograph is one of a group of fifty black and white silver gelatin prints by Graciela Iturbide in Tate’s collection which collectively represent a broad overview of her practice as a photographer, spanning the period from the late 1970s right up to 2008. The group includes key early works, as well as works from the larger series Juchitan of Women and Casa de Frida Kahlo. Iturbide’s subject matter varies considerably, but is primarily concerned with everyday life in Mexico, depicting the recurring themes of urban and rural life, indigenous rituals, the role of women, identity and the seeming tensions between tradition and modernity. Her early work was made primarily on the streets of Mexico City, where she photographed everyday city life, market places and lower-class neighbourhoods. However, Iturbide is perhaps best known for her work in traditional rural communities, where she characteristically builds longstanding relationships with local groups while undertaking her photographic projects. In particular, she has worked in the southern Mexican region of Tehuantepec Isthmus, where in 1979 she began a decade long project in Juchitan, a small town known for its rare matriarchal social structure. Although Iturbide produces the majority of her work in Mexico, the works in Tate’s collection also include photographs from her more recent projects in India, Italy and the American states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

© Graciela Iturbide

License this image

3/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Our Lady of the Iguanas  1979

4/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, The border, Tijuana, Mexico  1990–2012

This photograph is one of a group of fifty black and white silver gelatin prints by Graciela Iturbide in Tate’s collection which collectively represent a broad overview of her practice as a photographer, spanning the period from the late 1970s right up to 2008. The group includes key early works, as well as works from the larger series Juchitan of Women and Casa de Frida Kahlo. Iturbide’s subject matter varies considerably, but is primarily concerned with everyday life in Mexico, depicting the recurring themes of urban and rural life, indigenous rituals, the role of women, identity and the seeming tensions between tradition and modernity. Her early work was made primarily on the streets of Mexico City, where she photographed everyday city life, market places and lower-class neighbourhoods. However, Iturbide is perhaps best known for her work in traditional rural communities, where she characteristically builds longstanding relationships with local groups while undertaking her photographic projects. In particular, she has worked in the southern Mexican region of Tehuantepec Isthmus, where in 1979 she began a decade long project in Juchitan, a small town known for its rare matriarchal social structure. Although Iturbide produces the majority of her work in Mexico, the works in Tate’s collection also include photographs from her more recent projects in India, Italy and the American states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

5/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Little fish, Oaxaca, Mexico  1992

6/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Magnolia (1), Juchitan, Mexico  1986

7/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Angel Woman  1979

8/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Cholos, White Fence, East LA  1979

9/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Death bride, Chalma, Mexico  1990

10/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Mexico, I want to get to know you, Chiapas, Mexico  1975

11/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Frida Kahlo’s house, Coyoacan, Mexico  2005

12/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, The Border, Tijuana, Mexico  1990

13/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Manuel, Sonoran Desert, Mexico  1979

14/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Fiesta del Iaganto (Juchiteca with beer), Jucitán, Oaxaca  1984

15/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Rosario and her baby  1986

16/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Rosa, Juchitán, Oaxaca  1979

17/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Cholos in the park, East LA  1984

18/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Four little fishes, Juchitán  1986

19/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Frida Kahlo’s house, Coyoacan, Mexico  2005

20/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Laurean and bees, Xochimilco Mexico  1994

21/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Torito, Coyoacan, Mexico City  1983

This photograph is one of a group of fifty black and white silver gelatin prints by Graciela Iturbide in Tate’s collection which collectively represent a broad overview of her practice as a photographer, spanning the period from the late 1970s right up to 2008. The group includes key early works, as well as works from the larger series Juchitan of Women and Casa de Frida Kahlo. Iturbide’s subject matter varies considerably, but is primarily concerned with everyday life in Mexico, depicting the recurring themes of urban and rural life, indigenous rituals, the role of women, identity and the seeming tensions between tradition and modernity. Her early work was made primarily on the streets of Mexico City, where she photographed everyday city life, market places and lower-class neighbourhoods. However, Iturbide is perhaps best known for her work in traditional rural communities, where she characteristically builds longstanding relationships with local groups while undertaking her photographic projects. In particular, she has worked in the southern Mexican region of Tehuantepec Isthmus, where in 1979 she began a decade long project in Juchitan, a small town known for its rare matriarchal social structure. Although Iturbide produces the majority of her work in Mexico, the works in Tate’s collection also include photographs from her more recent projects in India, Italy and the American states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

22/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Untitled, East LA  1990

23/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Merry-go-round  1976

24/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Chickens, Juchitán, Mexico  1979

25/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Frida Kahlo’s house, Coyoacan, Mexico  2005

26/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Contact sheet for Nuestra Senora de las Iguanas  1979

27/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Powerful hands, Juchitán, Mexico  1986

28/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Fiesta del Iaganto (Juchiteca with beer), Jucitán, Oaxaca  1984

29/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide, Sonoran Desert, Mexico  1979

30/30
artworks in Graciela Iturbide

Art in this room

Birds on the Pole, Guanajuato, Mexico
Graciela Iturbide Birds on the Pole, Guanajuato, Mexico 1990
Sonora Market, Mexico City
Graciela Iturbide Sonora Market, Mexico City 1978
Self-portrait in Trotsky’s house
Graciela Iturbide Self-portrait in Trotsky’s house 2006

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide Our Lady of the Iguanas 1979

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide The border, Tijuana, Mexico 1990–2012

Sorry, no image available

Graciela Iturbide Little fish, Oaxaca, Mexico 1992

You've viewed 6/30 artworks

You've viewed 30/30 artworks