México Roma. Photographs by Graciela Iturbide. RM, 2011. 96 pp., 50 illustrations, 6½x8¼".
I really like the work of artist and photographer Graciela Iturbide, and have previously featured the books Graciela Iturbide, El Baño De Frida and Juchitan de Las Mujeres. 1979-1989.
" 'México-Roma' is an eclectic book unified by a single guiding thread: the vision of Graciela Iturbide. It consists of images of objects taken in Mexico City between 1974 and 2009 and in Rome in 2007, during the photographer’s stay as a guest of the Festival Internazionale di Roma.
The origin of the book goes back to the exhibition presented in the Museo Archivo de la Fotografía (MAF) in Mexico City in 2009.
This publication, which has gone through all manner of vicissitudes, and of which only a few copies have been 'salvaged', gathers mostly unpublished images of the Mexican and Italian capitals.
It has been produced with modest means and published with the support of numerous individuals and institutions. The title was hand-written by Graciela herself on labels she bought in Bolivia."
A limited edition (50 copies only) of 'México Roma' is available. It's signed and numbered by the author and comes in a handmade clamshell box, together with an original 5 x 7" photograph printed on silver gelatin.