Photographing the Mexican Revolution PDF



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Text by John Mraz


The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 was one of the most-photographed social struggles in history. This book tells the story of that photography, and is the first in-depth study of the imagery produced during a major revolution in the world. How did the photographers express their commitments visually? What were the aesthetic strategies they employed to take sides and offer their bit to the struggle? What identities and identifications were generated with their images? What sorts of fears must have been associated with appearing in photos, taking them, signing them, and circulating them? How did the “visual economy” function in terms of production, distribution, consumption, and conservation, both immediately and in the long run?


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