EXHIBITION: “PhotoGRAPHIC, the life of Graciela Iturbide” at Rose Gallery


ROSEGALLERY -in Santa Monica- presents a unique show about the life of major Mexican Photographer Graciela Iturbide.

Born in Mexico in 1942, Iturbide studied photography under the Mexican icon Manuel Álvarez Bravo, a contemporary of Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. With the uniqueness of her own eye, Iturbide captured her surroundings in intimate and empowering expressions. Often highly metaphorical, Iturbide’s photographs visually and poetically connect her own surroundings with a deeper understanding of the world.

The uniqueness of the show comes from the combination of works by the legendary photographer with a graphic novel “PhotoGRAPHIC: The Life of Graciela Iturbide”. The drawings are by Zeke Peña with prose by Isabel Quintero, and it’s published by the J. Paul Getty

Photographs, illustrations and prose come together to illuminate the artistic power of Iturbide’s life and work

In that show, from the first photograph to the last one, it’s all about “perfection meeting with sensitivity”, and the drawings by Zeke Peña are excellent. Funny combination and huge homage to an artist who is still well alive.


*Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.
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Graciela Iturbide – Untitled, El Baño de Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan, Mexico, 2005 Dye Transfer Print Sheet 17 x 14 inches/Image 12 x 12 inches – courtesy ROSEGALLERY


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Mujer Angel, Sonora Desert, 1979 20 x 24 inch Silver Gelatin Print – courtesy ROSEGALLERY


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Graciela Iturbide – Perros Perdidos, India, 1998 22 x 18 inches Platinum/Palladium Print – Courtesy ROSEGALLERY