101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides

Feb 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Exposiciones

image: Enrique Metinides

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY


101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides is Enrique Metinides’s choice of the key images from over fifty years of photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the nota roja crime press. Accompanying the images are Metinides’s own accounts of the characters and life of the streets, the sadness of families, the criminals, and the heroism of emergency workers—which reveal much about himself as well. Selected photographs are also paired with their original newsprint tearsheets, collected by Metinides.

Though Metinides’s photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, this is the first selection of images chosen by the photographer himself, and which offers his own account of his life’s work.

He has won numerous prizes and received recognition from the Presidency of the Republic, journalists’ associations, rescue and judicial corps, and Kodak of Mexico. In 1997 he received Mexico’s Espejo de Luz Prize (Mirror of Light), awarded to the country’s most outstanding photographer. His work as been shown internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Les Rencontres d’Arles festival, France; and the Photographers’ Gallery, London.

The photographs have been compiled by Trisha Ziff, a filmmaker and curator who has collaborated with Metinides on this project for over five years.

Se Publican las “101 Fotografias de Fotografo Enrique Metinides.

De enorme intuición y gran sentido estético pese a las condiciones extremas en que desarrollaba su trabajo, Metinides era casi un escenógrafo de la tragedia. Sus encuadres parecen fotogramas de películas y la luz —siempre usaba flash, incluso de día— es dramática y matizada.

Este otoño será publicada una monografía sobre su trabajo donde personalmente ha seleccionado las fotografías.

La Recepción abre en Aperture Gallery Nueva York este mes.

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