Edition 2011

Graciela Iturbide

Born in 1942 in Mexico City. Lives and works in Mexico City.

Graciela Iturbide turned to photography only after the death of one of her daughters in the 1970s. She met her mentor Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the teacher, cinematographer and photographer, at university and started taking pictures of everyday life, almost entirely in black-and-white. Iturbide has been a strong supporter of feminism since her very first collection in 1979, titled Angel Woman, and in her collection Our Lady of the Iguana, shot in a city where women dominate town life. In Mexico, she is renowned for being a founding member of the Mexican Council of Photography. Her work is now shown all around the world, and she has travelled in Argentina, India and the United States where she won the W. Eugene Smith prize and recently the Hasselblad Foundation Photography Award (2008).
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture