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Graciela Iturbide Heliotropo 37


45 €

From February 12 to May 29, 2022, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents Heliotropo 37, the first large exhibition devoted to Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide in France. The book accompanying this “portrait” exhibition offers an exploration of Graciela Iturbide’s work and personal universe from the 1970s to the present day. Through more than 250 photographs, it presents Graciela Iturbide’s most iconic works and an important selection of unreleased photographs, as well as a series of color photographs specially commissioned by the Fondation Cartier, revealing a sensitive, poetic, and humanistic work.

With an interview of Graciela Iturbide by French essayist Fabienne Bradu, an original short story by Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon, and a photo-reportage of the artist’s studio by Mexican photographer Pablo López Luz.

Editor Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Languages French and english versions

Hardback, 23,5 × 29 cm, 304 pages
250 color and black and white photographs

Design Olivier Andreotti, Toluca Studio, Paris
ISBN 978-2-86925-161-8
Release February 2022

Graciela Iturbide

Born in 1942 in Mexico City, Graciela Iturbide studied cinema and then took up photography with Manuel Álvarez Bravo in the early 1970s. Following him on his travels through Latin America and inspired by the work of Josef Koudelka and Henri Cartier-Bresson, she forged her own vision and gradually created a unique artistic work. Her photographs have been exhibited extensively in Mexico and in international museums, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1982, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1990, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Monterrey, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1996, and the Tate Modern in London in 2013. She is the laureate of the W. Eugene Smith Prize in 1987, the Higashikawa Prize in 1990, and the Hasselblad Prize in 2008.


Fabienne Bradu

Essayist, novelist and translator, Fabienne Bradu holds a PhD from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. She lives in Mexico City since 1976, where she was a Researcher at the Institute of Philological Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1996.

Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala in 1971 and spent part of his childhood in the USA. There, he studied Literature which he later taught upon his return in his native country. His shorts stories and novels have been translated in eight languages; he was awarded the prestigious José Maria de Pereda price in Spain in 2010 for his book La Pirueta, and the Prix Roger-Caillois in France in 2015 for his novel Mourning. The Polish Boxer was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award.


Pablo López Luz

Born in Mexico City in 1979, Pablo López Luz studied at New York University and at the International Center of Photography, graduating in 2006. Initially recognized for his aerial views of Mexico City, Pablo López Luz immediately conceived his photography practice in the Mexican landscape tradition. Notably influenced by the abstract and geometric landscapes of several Latin American painters, he is interested in the facades of buildings and houses that feature pre-Columbian motifs in their decorative elements.