LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA (Those Who Live In The Sand) - PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE First Edition MEXICO CITY 1/2000
LOS QUE VIVEN EN LA ARENA [Those Who Live In The Sand]. PHOTOGRAPHS by GRACIELA ITURBE with TEXT by LUIS BARJAU. This is the second book of photographs by Graciela Iturbe, following "Avándaro" in 1971. Text in Spanish.
MEXICO: Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI-FONAPAS), 1981. First and Limited Edition, one of 2000 copies, as stated on the Colophon page (the last page). ISBN: 9688220159.
Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches (20x27 cm), 74 pages. Illustrated throughout with Iturbe's b&w photographs.
VERY GOOD condition: The covers have shelf rubs, light edge toning and signs of handling, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.
SCARCE - This early and important work by Graciela Iturbide has become very difficult to find.
About GRACIELA ITURBIDE (extracts from Wikipedia and Other Internet Sites):
******Graciela Iturbide, b.1942, is a Mexican photographer. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of many major museums, including MOMA, LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.
In 1978, Iturbide was commissioned by the Ethnographic Archive of the National Indigenous Institute of Mexico to work on a series about Mexico's Seri Indians who lived in the Sonoran desert along the Arizona/Mexico border. She was in Punta Chueca for a month and a half working on the series. There were about 500 people within the community. It was while working for this series that her photograph called "Mujer Ángel" was taken. The image depicts a Seri woman walking towards a cave carrying a boombox, looking as if she could fly off into the desert sky.******