WHO: Photographer John C. Mack
WHAT: Photograph Exhibition from his book 'Revealing Mexico'
WHEN: Today until Oct 31st, 2010
WHERE: Channel Gardens in Rockefeller Center, New York CityWHY:
For a period of ten years, up-and-coming American photographer Mack and writer Steines crisscrossed Mexico, photographing its vibrant city and rural life, its stunning architecture, striking landscapes, and captivating people. With roughly 175 images representing all 31 states, from the canyons of Chihuahua to the Mayan ruins of Chiapas, from the indigenous communities of Oaxaca to the bustling port towns of the Yucatán, as well as the skyscrapers and thoroughfares of Mexico City, Revealing Mexico offers a poetic vista of Mexico's landscape today. What's more, the book also includes portraits of individuals from all walks of Mexican life, such as the writers Carlos Fuentes and Jorge Volpi; business icons such as Carlos Slim; the artists Leonora Carrington, Gustavo Pérez, and Betsabée Romero; academics Enrique Krauze, Denise Dresser, and Carlos Monsiváis; the actors Ignacio López Tarso and Edith González, as well as a fisherman, a cliff diver, a taco seller, a wrestler, and a mariachi--plus many others. Each portrait is accompanied by an interview in which the subject speaks about what it means to be Mexican.
(From: John C. Mack)
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