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Bibliography: Women Photographers and the Ethnic Subject


  • Mildred Constantine, Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life (New York: Rizzoli, 1983)
  • Margaret Hooks, Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary (New York: Pandora, 1993)
  • Sarah M. Lowe, Tina Modotti: Photographs (New York: Harry n. Abrams/ Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1998)
  • Jesús Nieto Sotelo and Elisa Lozano Alvarez (eds.), Tina Modotti: una nueva mirada (Mexico City: 2000) (recent acquisition CLAS Library)
  • Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti (London: Whitechapel Gallery, 1982)
  • Patricia Albers et al, Tina Modotti: The Mexican Renaissance (Paris: Jean Michel Place, 2000)
  • Mariana Yampolsky, The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico (Austin: Texas UP, 1998) with texts by Francisco Reyes Palma, Elena Poniatowska, Sandra Berler
  • --,Imagen/Memoria [retrospective](Mexico City: Centro de la Imagen, 1999) with texts by Francisco Reyes Palma, Elizabeth Ferrer and Elena Poniatowska
  • --,The Traditional Architecture of Mexico (London: Thames and Hudson, 1993)
  • Graciela Iturbide, Images of the Spirit (New York: Aperture,1996)
  • Elena Poniatowska, Luz y luna, las lunitas (1994) with photographs by Graciela Iturbide
  • Flor Garduño, Witnesses of Time (London: Thames and Hudson, 1992)
  • --,Inner-Light: Still Lifes and Nudes (New York: Bullfinch/Little, Brown and co, 2002)
  • Francisco Reyes Palma and Carlos Monsivais (eds), Los Mexicos de Mariana Yampolsky: Ritos y Regocijos (2005)
  • Elizabeth Ferrer (ed), Lola Alvarez Bravo (2005)
  • Graciela Iturbide, Naturata (2004)
  • Maruch Santiz Gomez, Creencias (1998) (recent acquisition CLAS Library)
  • Carlota Duarte (ed), Camaristas: Fotógrafos Mayas de Chiapas (1998)
  • Maya Goded, Tierra negra (1994)

*Please note that in the case of Yampolsky and Iturbide most of their individual books were published in Mexico and are not included above because they are difficult to obtain in the UK. The books that are listed are either compendia or anthologies of their work and contain full details of their publications.

Secondary reading

  • Louis Kaplan, Pedro Meyer et al, The Real and theTrue: The Digital Photography of Pedro Meyer (2006)
  • John Mraz, La mirada inquieta: nuevo fotoperiodismo mexicano: 1976-1996 (1998)
  • Kay B. Warren and Jean E. Jackson, Indigenous Movements, Self-representation and the State in Latin America (2003)