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  • ICAA Record ID
    759177
    TITLE
    La primera exposición de arte fotográfico en México
    IN
    Arte y Letras : Semanario Ilustrado (México, D. F., México). -- No. 247 (Dic. 17, 1911)
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Noticia
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "La primera Exposición de arte Fotográfico en México." Arte y letras: Semanario ilustrado (Mexico City) 8, no.247 (December 1911): n.p.
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Synopsis

This article tells the story of one of the most important art events that took place during those years: an exhibition of art photography by the photojournalists of Mexico City. It points out the relevance of the exhibition and tells of some of the genres represented, such as images of the Mexican Revolution shown alongside landscapes, portraits and fantasies. The writer of the short article names some of the participants in the exhibition and reports on the sale of photos that would help the recently established Sociedad de Fotógrafos [Photographers Association]. He also comments on the display of good taste and inspiration displayed in the photographs and predicts prosperity and success for the participants. This article is evidence of the intent to integrate press photography with art photography.

Annotations

This anonymous short article from the period clearly points out the press photographers’ interest in exhibiting their work in the early years of the twentieth century. The mention of the photographers and the various media in which they work makes this information highly valuable, particularly given its key role in history. Through this article, some important figures that were working as press photographers in Mexico at the time are re-discovered.

Researcher
Rebeca Monroy
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit

Location
Fondo Reservado del Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional