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Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City. Between 1969 and 1972, she studied film and later photography, at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo and eventually became his student.

Iturbide is perhaps best known for her series of photographs of the strong women in the Mexican village Juchitán, a project she embarked on in 1979. People, especially women, are her main subject, while the surroundings and situations are merely a setting. She has had a strong influence on later generations of photographers in Latin America and has won several awards for her work, including the Hasselblad Foundation’s international award for photography in 2008.

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