Des Oiseaux. Graciela Iturbide
A major figure of Latin-American photography, Graciela Iturbide’s approach combines the documentary and the lyrical. Off-center compositions, graphic effects, and heavy shadows create a poetic universe where a feeling of strangeness is combined with one of harsh reality. For Iturbide, living birds represent freedom. But death is never far away in her work, nor indeed is a certain sense of the surreal. From India to Mexico, gulls, eagles, pigeons, herons, and ravens invade man’s space or insinuate their way into it in a serendipitous, solitary fashion. We feel both drawn and repulsed by the birds she photographs, their fragility and, on occasion, their menacing strength, catching our attention.
Publisher: XAVIER BARRAL. 2019. Hardcover. 20,5×26 cm. Pages: 104. Language: English. BW illustrated. ISBN: 9782365112482 RRP:€ 35,00.
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