Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide was born in México City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native México, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo?s bathroom, to the United States, Ind Graciela Iturbide was born in México City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a you...

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Title:Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Author:Isabel Quintero
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1947440004
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 01, 2018
    ?We are all fragments of one another, strewn across.... borders. Different lines in the same poem.? ?Photography reveals flocks of birds with unclipped wings moving inside me. . . .I am a woman and then a bird.? ?Bird is dream is camera is self is life.? I am glad...
  • Kelly
    May 23, 2018
    Not being familiar with Iturbide's work -- something I plan on doing after reading this -- I only wish there'd been more of her photographs included along with the art. An interesting look at the life of an upperclass Mexican photographer who chose to pursue her passion, even though it...
  • Tasha
    Jun 30, 2018
    This breathtaking graphic novel tells the story of the renowned photographer, Graciela Iturbide. Graciela is a Mexican photographer who was worked at her craft for over fifty years. Raised in a large family, she discovered theater and film when she went away to school. Her photography ...
  • Molly
    Jan 17, 2018
    The art of this graphic novel is beautiful, but it barely compares to the photographs taken by Graciela Iturbide. I was astonished that I'd never heard of this amazing photographer and incredibly glad that the authors of this volume provided a list of references for exploring her work....
  • Joaquin
    May 11, 2018
    What a beautiful biography in comic/photo/poetry form. The pacing is stellar, flows like a long poem and drags you from moment to moment. Great art, solid mix of semi-realistic inks that flow naturally into the actual photographs. The perfect start to get to know her work and her influ...
  • Migdalia Jimenez
    May 03, 2018
    "We are all fragments of one another, strewn across Mexico and across borders. Different lines in the same poem." I'm so glad I picked this book off the display as I passed by. The images are gorgeous and the way the artist's life is told is poetic. I now have a favorite new artist. ...
  • Lauren
    May 12, 2018
    An exemplary biography of Graceila Itrubide, a Mexican photographer and artist. Her work spans decades and themes, and this book traces her background, her training, and her inspirations. Some of her best known work is of the intersection between humans and nature, in her native Mexico...
  • Tineka
    Jul 13, 2018
    I love how her photographs were depicted throughout this graphic novel. I am curious to see how the young people in my life react to the way her story is told. ...
  • Sylvia
    Apr 07, 2018
    I loved it. This is a book written by a poet and an artist, and because of that both language and image intertwine in the most beautiful way. Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña, use their particular languages to tell us the story of Graciela Iturbide; furthermore, they also bring to us th...
  • David
    Nov 19, 2017
    Quintero and Peña?s artfully crafted graphic biography of Graciela Iturbide glides readers back and forth through Iturbide?s life, circling and briefly roosting in the locations where Iturbide graciously engages others through her camera. Quintero guides readers through direct add...
  • Kris
    Mar 28, 2018
    I adored this short graphic biography about the life of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide. The Getty Museum has done an outstanding job of pulling together an award winning writer and graphic artist to bring this story to print. The book includes 25 of Iturbide's mythical photogra...
  • Laura
    Feb 07, 2018
    Not a photographer I was familiar with. This a stunningly creative depiction of her evolution as an artist, a mix of story, poetry, photos, and graphic novel. ...
  • Melissa
    Apr 13, 2018
    How have I made it through fifty-five years of life and never discovered the mind blowing photographic work of artist Graciela Iturbide? She is at least an equal to more well known photographers, such as Cartier-Bresson or Brassai, with whom she shares a seemingly supernatural abili...
  • Danielle
    May 20, 2018
    "Graciela gave up a life of comfort and convention?choosing instead the path of the artist and risking everything." "This is how I find my selves. But choosing who I will be." ...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Jul 19, 2018
    Photographic is a splendid graphic novel that narrates the life story of one of the brilliant and prominent photographers in Mexico. Through this, readers will finally get to know who Graciela Iturbide is behind her famous works. I was able to read about her and see some of her ...
  • Becky B
    Mar 25, 2018
    A graphic novel biography of an innovative photographer best known for her photos of Mexican communities. The text in this reads like poetry. It?s a lyrical explanation for how Iturbide sees the world and what motivates her. It?s a poetic explanation of the various cultures and ...
  • Petra
    Mar 19, 2018
    I was provided an eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Before requesting this book I didn't know anything about Graciela Iturbide and if it wasn't for the camera on the cover I wouldn't even know she is a photographer. I know little to nothing about photography and I...
  •  pagesofteastains
    Feb 26, 2018
    ARC provided by NeTGalley in exchange for an honest review. "Her wings are spread and her eyes are always ready to fly." "Photography reveals flocks of birds with unclipped wings moving inside me. The incessant fluttering is the sinew that holds my limbs together. Their chirping...
  • Victoria Waddle
    Nov 25, 2017
    I was excited to learn that Isabel Quintero wrote a new YA book because my students had enjoyed Gabi: A Girl in Pieces so much. (I only use the past tense because I retired; they are most likely still enjoying it.) However, it wasn?t until I went to a reading event last weekend in Ri...
  • Krystal
    Dec 06, 2017
    With lyrical words from Isabel Quintero, insightful illustrations by Zeke Pena, and striking photos from Graciela Iturbide, this book impresses with how it illuminates this radical trailblazer's path! ...
  • Goreting
    Mar 18, 2018
    Photographic is a biography of Graciela Iturbide told in graphic form. I found it to be a very enjoyable read and, even though I was surprised to see that the inside content of the book was black and white, I feel that it was a good creative choice, given that Iturbide always shot in...
  • Manon
    Dec 13, 2017
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn?t know this photograph before but I was happy to get to know her through this very interesting comic book. I really liked this format for biographies, it really helped me focus on it, while I fall asle...
  • Romie
    Dec 05, 2017
    I found it interesting to see how this woman, Graciela Iturbide, saw the world as a writer, a photographer, an artist. How she understood it through her lens. What I loved the most was how she travelled all around the word and tried to capture things that weren?t usual, things that ...
  • Andrea Bullock
    Apr 15, 2018
    Amazing graphic novel that describes the development of a artistic/photographic eye. Includes several photographs by Graciela Iturbide as well as drawings of the events and locations she photographs. She takes exclusively b/w photos with film and prints them. The line drawings capture ...
  • Michelle Quinn
    Feb 22, 2018
    "I choose photography over tradition." Photographic is a graphic novel following the life of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, someone that I, unfortunately, didn't know about until reading this. Actually, that is precisely why I picked this up. A successful, female, Mexican...
  • Sandra Pyeatt
    Jun 08, 2018
    A poem composed of biography, drawings, photographs, and meditations on art, this is a book I want to share and discuss, reflect on and reread. I never even heard if the subject, Graciela Iturbide, before I picked it up (one of many holes in my education), and now I feel somehow relate...
  • Shreya
    May 02, 2018
    Thank you to Harry N. Abrams and Netgalley for providing me with a review copy. I will admit, I don't usually like reading biographies. However, I will happily devour graphic novels, and this one sits at the intersection of those two genres. Photographic explored the life of Graciel...
  • Juliaruth
    Jun 11, 2018
    I loved reading this. The way Graciela was written is beautiful & intriguing. I studied photography & she was not brought to my attention before(one of her images is familiar), now I am going to find some if her collections to explore! ...
  • Jenny Lee
    Jan 26, 2018
    I received a digital copy to read and review from NetGalley Clearly based on the cover, this book is full of gorgeous art. However, this book is in black and white, because that is what photographer Graciela Iturbide believes reality is - black and white. This is around 90 or...
  • Rogene Carter
    Dec 22, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous and absolutely unforgettable. ...