Mónica de la Torre


    GRACIELA ITURBIDE’S formidable photographic oeuvre testifies to how inextricable Mexican identity is from the experiences of colonization and religious syncretism. Her images are repeatedly described as poetic, and they certainly operate metonymically, making parts stand for a whole. Her exquisite four-decade retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston functioned similarly: “Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” homed in on series the artist made in specific regions of her native country, capturing, among other subjects, Zapotec women and muxes (who identify as transgender women, or as a third