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Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide; written by Isabel Quintero & illustrated by Zeke Peña

“Graciela Iturbide was born in México City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native México, from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo’s bathroom, to the United States, India, and beyond. Photographic is a symbolic, poetic, and deeply personal graphic biography of this iconic photographer. Iturbide’s journey will excite readers of all ages as well as budding photographers, who will be inspired by her resolve, talent, and curiosity.” – Goodreads

While the black and white images and thoughtful interspersing of Iturbide’s real-life photography is incredibly moving, this book’s strength is the writing. This is a great example of what happens when #ownvoices writers are given free-reign over the creative aspects of a piece of work. Quintero’s words radiate love, respect, and awe for Iturbide’s work, and given that this is a graphic novelization about photography, that’s really saying something.

Call # 770.92 Q458ph

Review by Vicki

Posted by Pietrus Victoria at 3:53 pm