Synopses & Reviews
This new book brings together for the first time a collection of photographs taken on two separate visits to Mexico - the first in 1934, just as the young twenty-seven-year-old was embarking on his photographic career, and the second some thirty years later. The dramatic images, preceded by a thought-provoking commentary from Carlos Fuentes, record with brutal accuracy the panorama of everyday life - an execution wall; crowded markets; stark, dusty landscapes; children playing in alleys - a unique record of a country and its people that includes some of the most famous and powerful photographic images of the century.
This text brings together a collection of Cartier-Bresson's Mexican photographs, taken on two separate visits to the country in 1934 and 1964. The photographs record the panorama of everyday life: a street execution; a crowded bazaar; dusty landscapes; and children playing in alleys.
The dramatic pictures record with brutal accuracy the panorama of everyday life--crowded markets; stark, dusty landscapes; an execution wall--a unique record that includes some of the most famous and powerful images by this great photographer.
This collection brings together photographs taken on two separate visits Cartier-Bresson made to Mexico--the first in 1934, just as he was embarking on his photographic career, and the second some thirty years later.
About the Author
The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He has received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Latin Literary Prize. Included among his books are Terra Nostra, Where the Air Is Clear, and Distant Relations.