Friday, October 21, 2011

Un Viaje in Mexico City

I arrived in Mexico City yesterday to spend several days before traveling to Oaxaca to photograph Día de los Muertos, and I was delighted to find a wonderful photo exhibition entitled Un Viaje by Francisco Mata Rosas at the Museo Archivo de la Fotographía. The exhibition includes over 45 beautifully crafted prints of Rosas' photographs taken on the Metro in Mexico City. Not surprisingly, this is subject matter near and dear to my heart. The exhibition includes commentaries in Spanish by Carlos Monsivátis, Fabrizio Mejía Madrid and Gildardo Montoya Castro. There is also a brief video depicting scenes in the metro and a display of items that are sold on the trains by wandering vendedoras. The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana has published a lovely exhibition book which contains all of the photos and commentaries. 

The Museo Archivo de la Fotographía is located at República de Guatemala 34 in Centro Histórico and is open 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, with free admission.
Rosas' contact sheets
Self-portrait with Rosas' print


Blogger Mack Ray said...

how do you travel safely in Mexico ?

November 11, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

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