Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Hardcover)
About the Author
Zeke Peña is an artist and illustrator whose work about the U.S./Mexico border community explores universal themes by remixing contemporary and historical narratives. He has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Albuquerque Hispanic Cultural Center, Houston Center of Photography, El Paso Museum of Art, and Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez, as well as in galleries across the United States and Mexico.
"Mixing original illustrations, first-person prose, and lyrical interludes with gorgeous reproductions of photographer Graciela Iturbide’s work, Quintero and Peña patiently reveal their subject’s many angles, producing a “kaleidoscopic unraveling” of the artists… Teens will come away with an evolved sense of how to look at a creator’s life and work and how to think critically about art as a process. The importance of being seen, specifically in regard to indigenous communities in Mexico and Mexican Americans in the United States, as a narrative thread will resonate strongly with readers. VERDICT Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies. A must for teen collections."
— School Library Journal
“Striking black and white illustrations. . . . A powerful homage to the five-decade evolution of an artist still working—and still evolving—today.”
— The Horn Book
"Quintero and Peña’s biography of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide is far more than an account of her life . . . Eye-opening and masterfully rendered."
— Foreword Reviews
— Publishers Weekly
— Library Journal
— Bleeding Cool
— Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez
— Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library and Author of Camp So-and-So
— Cathy Camper, author of Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
— San Diego City Beat
— Digital Camera World
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