US $40.00
9 x 9"
112 pages
70 b+w photographs
October 2008

Torrijos: The Man and the Myth
Photographs by Graciela Iturbide
Essay by Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The Colombian-born writer Gabriel Garc­a Márquez is winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize and first won international fame with the masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a defining classic of twentieth-century literature. His many novels create a world of great beauty and great cruelty; a world where love brings both redemption and enslavement; and a world where the lines between objective reality and dreams are hopelessly blurred, where flowers rain from the sky and dictators sell the very ocean, where reality is subject to emotional truths as well as physical boundaries.

Graciela Iturbide was born and lives in Mexico City. She studied filmmaking and later still photography at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos at the Universidad Nacional Autanoma de México from 1969-1972. It was there she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and in 1970-1971 apprenticed with him. The first exhibition of her work was in Tres Fotagrafas Mexicanes at the Galerí­a José Clemente Orozco in Mexico City in 1975. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held around the world, including OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Düsseldorf; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Robert Miller Gallery, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterey, Mexico; and Casa del Lago, New Mexico. She is the recipient of a Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography (1987) and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1988). She is the author of three books
and many catalogues.