Aperture 236

Mexico City Fall 2019

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12 x 9 1/4 inches 148 pages 9781597114622

Aperture Magazine
#236, Fall 2019

Mexico City

The fall 2019 issue of Aperture illuminates the diverse image culture in North America’s largest metropolis and the ways Mexican photographers are pushing new visions in the medium.

Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Alinka Echeverria, Duane Michals, Jan Groover, Shot in Soho

Garth Greenwell on Mark McKnight

Brian Wallis on Richard Faverty’s On Strike: Shut It Down, 1969

By Max Pinckers

Object Lessons
Horacio Fernández on Made in Latin America, 1981

Graciela Iturbide: Dreams & Visions
The life and work of Latin America’s most revered photographer
A Conversation with Ramón Reverté

Spiral City
How a group of young artists transformed Mexico City in the 1990s
By Kit Hammonds

Mexico and the Photobook
From Manuel Álvarez Bravo to Alejandro Cartagena, the legacy of images in print
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Horacio Fernández in Conversation

The Shadow and the Flash
A visionary conceptual photographer on the art of the family archive
Iñaki Bonillas in Conversation with Iván Ruiz

Members Only
Looking back at Mexico City’s photo clubs
By Sarah Hermanson Meister

Posing Defiance
Outlaws and gender nonconformists in a midcentury police archive
By Alfonso Morales Carrillo

A History of Violence
How can women photographers represent Mexico’s disappeared?
Maya Goded and Mayra Martell in Conversation with Marcela Turati

Pablo López Luz
Introduction by Álvaro Enrigue

Miquel Calderón
Introduction by María Virginia Jaua

Gabriel Orozco
Introduction by María Minera

Lake Verea
Introduction by Alejandro Hernández Gálvez

Melba Arellano
Introduction by Mario Ballesteros

The J. L. Venegas Archive
Introduction by Yvonne Venegas

Sonia Madrigal
Introduction by Yxta Maya Murray

Jesús León
Introduction by Daniel Saldaña París

Tania Franco Klein
Introduction by Chloe Aridjis

Aperture wishes to thank the following individuals for their ideas and guidance in assembling the magazine’s “Mexico City” issue: Iñaki Bonillas, Miguel Calderón, Andrea Celda Laurent-Atthalin, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Elena Navarro, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Ramón Reverté, and Oswaldo Ruiz. Aperture also thanks FotoMéxico and Grupo Habita for supporting the launch of this issue in Mexico City.
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Aperture thanks Selina for supporting the launch in New York.


Significant support for Aperture magazine is provided by the Kanakia Foundation. Further generous support is provided, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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