Visual witness: a critical rereading of Graciela Iturbide’s photography

Gardner, N. (2017) Visual witness: a critical rereading of Graciela Iturbide’s photography. Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, 35, pp. 174-194. (doi: 10.7560/SLAPC3510)

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This article underlines the importance of Latin American photography at a time when the visual turn of Hispanism is increasingly evident. At the time of writing, Graciela Iturbide is one of the foremost living photographers in Latin America. This article reengages with Iturbide’s work using notions of photography as witness and drawing on photography scholar Ariella Azoulay’s structure of the civil contract of photography—in addition to concepts from other visual experts—to identify and underline the several fundamental elements to which Iturbide’s photography testifies. To achieve this result, this article studies her first solo visual narrative, Los que viven en la arena.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Published Online:15 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 University of Texas Press
First Published:First published in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 35: 174-194
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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