Photographic - the Life of Graciela Iturbide Isabel Quintero, Zeke Pena

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
06 Mar 2018
J. Paul Getty Museum
96 pages: 236 x 179 x 14mm

Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of thirteen children. When tragedy strikes Iturbide as a young mother, she turns to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarks on a photographic journey that takes her throughout her native Mexico, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitan to Frida Kahlo's bathroom, then to the United States, India, and beyond. Photographic is a symbolic, poetic, and deeply personal graphic biography of this iconic photographer. Graciela's journey will excite young adults and budding photographers, who will be inspired by her resolve, talent, and curiosity.

Isabel Quintero lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California, where she was born and raised. She received her BA in English and MA in English Composition from California State University, San Bernardino. Her first novel, "Gabi, A Girl in Pieces", was one of School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, and won the American Library Association's William C. Morris Award prize for a debut young-adult novel. Her second book, "Ugly Cat & Pablo" (Scholastic), was published in April 2017, to much acclaim.||Zeke Pena is a cartoonist, an illustrator, and a painter. He was born in southern New Mexico and grew up on the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. His illustrations have appeared on album and book covers, in editorials and comics, and as graphics for community organizing. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago), Albuquerque Hispanic Cultural Center, Houston Center of Photography, MACLA (San Jose), Loisaida Center (New York), El Paso Museum of Art, and Museo de Arte Ciudad Juarez, as well as galleries in the US and Mexico.