Ciudad de Mexico III



Nacho Lopez special double issue of Artes de Mexico magazine. Artes de Mexico, Mexico D.F., 1960. Softcover in pictorial wrappers. 160 pages with 126 black and white photographs by Nacho Lopez printed in beautiful gravure. Text by Martin Luis Guzman, Salvador Novo, Agustin Yanez, Manuel Landau.  Handling wear to covers, edges, corners and along spine. Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II and Horacio Fernandez (ed.), The Latin American Photobook. “Photographer Nacho López was Mexico’s Eugene Smith, fusing social commitment with searing imagery to dramatize the plight of the helpless, the poor, and the marginalized in the pages of glossy illustrated magazines. Even today, López’s photographs forcefully belie the picturesque exoticism that is invariably presented as the essence of Mexico.”–University of Minnesota Press “…to describe [this] book’s conventional structure hardly does justice to the humanity of Lopez’s vision. Like Joan van der Keuken’s Paris, Lopez’s Mexico City is a dark, uneasy place with an air of barely contained violence hanging over the crowded streets. Lopez does not spare us the signs of social injustice and his sympathies are clearly with the urban poor.” Exceptional Mexican photobook!