Graciela Iturbide | the artist
The artist Graciela Iturbide
Born 1942, Mexico City, Mexico.
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In this society where sexuality is accepted and encouraged, homosexuality is viewed as natural, even appreciated as a state where mans strength and womens sentiments are united…
Graciela Iturbide is famous for her pictures of Mexico, particularly its indigenous population, though later projects have taken her to India and the American South in her exploration of modern culture. In particular she is known for her master work Juchitán of Women, a decade long project begun in 1979 when artist Francisco Toledo invited a group including Iturbide to visit Juchitán, a small town in southern Mexicos Tehuantepec Isthmus, and contribute to an exhibition for the towns Casa de Cultura. This Zapotec Indian town had a distinct culture and way of life, notable for the dominance of women in commercial and political spheres…