Monday, March 5, 2018
Book Review: Photographic
Photographic is a biographical graphic novel about the life and art of the Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, who made it her life's mission to capture the unusual in the everyday, and made it her life's work to especially capture the beauty of women - including one of her favorite subjects, the Muxe (pronounced moo-hay) - a group of transgender women in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
As a Mexican woman it hit me deep to read about a fellow Mexican woman who has become internationally renowned for her art and her vision of our very unique culture. There just are not enough books like this ESPECIALLY in beautiful graphic novel form that incorporates both the artists actual works with new images interpreted by a new author.
The style of the book will certainly appeal to people of all ages, since it is simple enough for kids to understand but interesting enough that adults will enjoy it and learn from it as well.
Photographic hits shelves tomorrow, March 6, 2018