Torrijos: The Man and The Myth, Photographs by Graciela Iturbide

  April 7 - June 1, 2009

Public Programs

4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Exhibition Talk: Latin American Cultures

This exhibition features previously unviewed photographs of Graciela Iturbide, one of Mexico's most celebrated photographers. The photographs celebrate the figure of General Omar Torrijos, Panama's leader from 1968 through 1981 and one of the best-known Latin American figures of the 20th century. Iturbide explores, in an intensely personal homage, an era through the persona of a single man whose changing role in history was emblematic of the times. She establishes both place and identity not only of her distinguished subject, but also the context of country and the land itself, in aesthetic and vernacular style alike.