Enrique Metinides | the artist
The artist Enrique Metinides
Born Febr 12 1934, Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, .
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Metinides' lifelong focus has been with the imagery of disaster and destruction, whether as the result of bad luck, human violence, or divine retribution. His subjects, all witnessed in or around his native Mexico City, include infernos, floods, aeroplane crashes, car crashes, train crashes, bus crashes, murders, accidents and suicides…
Since 1948, Enrique Metinides has chased death and disaster as a Mexican photojournalist. Recently discovered by the art world, the 72-year-old makes his NYC debut with a remarkable body of work that positions him as the heir apparent to Weegee…
Murder, suicide, earthquake, arson, car smash… Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides found humanity in catastrophe, says Adrian Searle