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Photographic : the life of Graciela Iturbide /

by Quintero, Isabel [author.]; Iturbide, Graciela [photographer.]; Peña, Zeke [illustrator.]; J. Paul Getty Museum [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2018]Description: 95 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781947440005; 1947440004; 9781606065570; 1606065572.Subject(s): Iturbide, Graciela, 1942- -- Juvenile literature | Iturbide, Graciela, 1942- | Iturbide, Graciela, 1942- | Iturbide, Graciela, 1942- | Photography, Artistic -- Juvenile literature | Photographers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Photography, Artistic | Photographers | Women -- BiographySummary: "Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide wants to be a writer, but her conservative family has a different idea. Although she initially follows their wishes, she soon grows restless. After tragedy strikes, she turns to photography to better understand the world. The photographic journey she embarks on takes her throughout Mexico and around the globe, introducing her to fascinating people and cultures, and eventually bringing her success and fame. With more than two dozen photographs by Iturbide herself, Photographic explores the questions of what it means to become an artist."--Back cover.
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A 2018 Boston Globe Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and a 2018 Moonbeam Children's Books Gold Award Winner! <br> <br> Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native Mexico, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo's bathroom, to the United States, India, and beyond. Photographic is a symbolic, poetic, and deeply personal graphic biography of this iconic photographer. Iturbide's journey will excite readers of all ages as well as budding photographers, who will be inspired by her resolve, talent, and curiosity.

Includes bibliographical references (page 91).

"Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide wants to be a writer, but her conservative family has a different idea. Although she initially follows their wishes, she soon grows restless. After tragedy strikes, she turns to photography to better understand the world. The photographic journey she embarks on takes her throughout Mexico and around the globe, introducing her to fascinating people and cultures, and eventually bringing her success and fame. With more than two dozen photographs by Iturbide herself, Photographic explores the questions of what it means to become an artist."--Back cover.

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Library Journal Review

YA author Quintero (Gabi: A Girl in Pieces) and cartoonist Peña tell the story of renowned Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) through a mixture of illustrations that portray important events in her life and her own famous photographs. This unusual blend of media draws us deeper into the story, making it come to life. From pieces such as Our Lady of the Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca (1979) to Rosario and Boo Boo in Their Home, East L.A. (1986), we see Iturbide become one with her subjects, somehow transcending her role as photographer and entering into a relationship with everything her camera captures. The artwork of Pena, which depicts these interactions, seems to do the same, joining audiences to Iturbide's experiences. Verdict Recommended to anyone interested in fine art photography, particularly of Mexican and Southwestern American subjects, and for library collections with a focus on this area.-Sonnet Ireland, St. Tammany Parish P.L., Mandeville, LA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

This 2018 Boston GlobeHorn Book Nonfiction Awardwinning biography introduces readers to an icon. Orgullo mexicano. Maestra. Photographer Graciela Iturbides (b. 1942) story is told in comic-panel format, with striking black-and-white illustrations, high-quality reproductions of her own photographs, and spare first-person narration drawing upon her writing and interviews; interspersed are section introductions in a more conversational third-person, direct-address text. Together the sections trace, in not-quite-linear fashion, Iturbides travels from her home of Mexico City to the neighborhoods of East L.A. and Tijuana; the pueblos of Oaxaca and Juchitn; Jaipur in India; Frida Kahlos Casa Azul in Coyoacn; and beyond. We see the development of the many obsessions she is compelled to document and understand through her work: birds and the freedom of flight, death, life in in-between spaces, ritual, gender politics, the stories objects tell. Iturbides photography, frequently featuring strong women at the center of their indigenous communities, is intensely personal and culturally specific, yet universally resonant. Her philosophy is rooted in intimacy and respect (I respect my subjects because I am subject, too. Always) and in curiosity about liminal places where the present and past, the indigenous and postcolonial, the real and the imagined overlap. As author and illustrator document Iturbide documenting her subjects, they embrace all of these elements of Iturbides ethos. A powerful homage to the five-decade evolution of an artist still workingand still evolvingtoday. Additional biographical information and a recommended reading list are appended. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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