(Graciela Iturbide, Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, Mexico, 1979 (printed later), gelatin-silver print, 9 ½ x 13 in., Bank of America Collection, © 2019 Graciela Iturbide)
This exhibition, loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program, features 45 photographs, spanning the 20th century, by six internationally renowned photographers who focused their cameras on Mexico: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Strand, and Mariana Yampolsky.
Mexico’s landscapes, history, and culture have inspired photographers since the advent of the medium. Álvarez Bravo started his career in Mexico City in the 1920s and became one of the leading modernist photographers and teachers. He influenced several generations of Mexican photographers, including Carrillo, Iturbide, and Garduño, as well as American photographers who worked in Mexico, like Strand and Yampolsky.
Mexico has a complex cultural history and has undergone social, political, and ideological transformations during the modern era. The work of these diverse photographers deeply reflects this rich history.
The exhibition is part of Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program, which offers museums and nonprofit galleries the opportunity to borrow complete exhibitions from the company’s art collection at no cost.
“The arts play a critical role in creating a vibrant economy here in North Carolina. We believe in the power of the arts to educate and enrich our lives by creating greater cultural understanding,” said Kari Stoltz, Triangle market president, Bank of America. “Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program is part of our broader commitment to responsible growth by bringing value to economies, society, and the communities we serve. Since 2009, more than 130 exhibitions have been loaned through this one-of-a-kind program.”
This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities program.