Mexico Resistance: Virtual Lecture and Plática with Antonio Turok

October 19, 2021 | 10 AM 

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The Mexican photographer Antonio Turok will provide a lecture based on his brilliant black-and-white photographs taken of the indigenous people of Mexico during the past several decades.

For over three decades, internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Antonio Turok has traveled through his native Mexico and Central America, capturing images that speak of the human condition in places like Nicaragua, Salvador, Guatemala, and the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. Though documentary in nature, the soft, black-and-white photographs Mr. Turok creates seem otherworldly, like ghostly reminders of another place or time. Mr. Turok has received, among others, the following grants: Sistema Nacional de Creadoras 2016 - 2018, NALAC Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant 2009, 1994 Mother Jones International Documentary Award, and 1997 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He has published three books: Imagenes de Nicaragua (Casa de Las Imagenes, 1988), Chiapas: End of Silence (Aperture, 1998), and La Fiesta y La Rebelión (Ediciones Era 2018). Mr. Turok’s work has been collected by numerous museums and private collections in Mexico, Europa, and the United States. This includes the Los Angeles County Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Wittliff Gallery of Mexican, and Southwestern Photography in San Marcos, Texas, and many more. Mr. Turok lives with his family in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he continues to give workshops on documentary photography.



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