Some photos from my trip to Mexico City over Thanksgiving weekend, 2011.
From the website The Atlantic Cities – here’s the link: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2014/04/beautiful-photos-mexico-half-century-ago/8996/
French travel photographer Bernard Plossu traveled to Mexico for the first time in 1965. Raised on the imagery of French film and Westerns, Plossu was blown away by the landscapes and people he came across, shooting everything he saw during his many return trips.
Plossu began publishing in the 1970s, and turned the bulk of his work into a travel book later that decade. After moving across the border to the U.S. in 1977, Plossu continued this trips across the border. But his later work lacked the Kerouac-ian focus on strangers and settings that make him so special.
Two years after the Museum of Fine Arts in Besancon, France, ran an exhibit of his Mexico photographs, Aperture Books and Mexico-owned Fundación Televisa put together a retrospective titled ¡Vámonos! (scheduled for release this summer). In it, we see the full spectrum of Plossu’s work mixed in with stories from friends and contemporaries about the man behind the camera and the importance of the work he did during his visits to Mexico:
Some wonderful photos of Day of the Dead on this website, with a nice overview of what it’s about:
A new book featuring portraits by Mexican photographers, covering the history of photography in Mexico. Lots of examples in this link (I’m sure it was just a coincidence that I chose the attractive woman for this post)… They’re all really wonderful.
Here’s the link to the New York Times review: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/mexico-points-the-camera-at-itself/?smid=fb-share&_r=2&#/19/