No Hay Nadie/There Is No One. By Graciela Iturbide. La Fabrica, 2011. 68 pp., illustrated throughout, 24x29 cm.
I really like the work of Graciela Iturbide and have previously featured this, this, this, this and this book with her work.
" 'No hay nadie' ('There is No One'), by the Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, collects 25 images shot in India between 1997 and 2010 before the inauguration of her individual show in the salon gatherings at Arles.
Itburbide is one of the most compelling photographers in Latin America. Her oeuvre has been recognized internationally, and she has shown her work in the most important arts centers around the world.
The photographs, in black and white, have been taken in cities like Benares, Bombay, and Calcutta, and in them Iturbide’s artistic signature is manifest, characterized by its exceptional force and visual beauty as well as a photographic style centered on an interest in culture, rituals, and daily life.
In the photographs of 'No Hay Nadie', in which individual people are always absent, one can appreciate the documentary ethos and sensibility of the artist herself, in which she lays bare the relationship between man and nature, individual and culture, the real and the psychological.
The book contains a previously unpublished text by Óscar Pjol, director of the Cervantes Institute in New Delhi, called Las apariencias engañan (Appearances Deceive), in which he reflects on the notion of eternity."