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  • ICAA Record ID
    806769
    TITLE
    Invitación a la exposición de fotografías de Edward Weston en México, México, D. F., 1923
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – Invitación
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Invitation to exhibition of photographs by Edward Weston in Mexico, 1923. Center for Creative Photography of Tucson, Arizona.
Synopsis

This document is the invitation to an exhibition of palladiotypes by Edward Weston, which will take place in the galería Aztec Land, at 24 calle de Francisco I. Madero, in the historic center of Mexico City. It includes a phrase from the illustrator Marius de Zayas: “Photography begins to be Photography for until now it has been art.”

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This invitation is of interest because this is one of the first exhibitions of photography by a single individual in Mexico. Although the document is plain, it allows us to understand the way Edward Weston (1896-1958) worked and it gives us an outline of his work. It also points out the changes and the approaches in which the photographers provided mutual support—such as with Tina Modotti (1896-1942). This is how these photographers would open the way for autonomous photography, far from the pictorialism that prevailed in those years.

Researcher
Rebeca Monroy : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Center for Creative Photography de Tucson, Arizona