Program 2016

Graciela Iturbide

Mexico (1942)



Graciela Iturbide is one of the most important and prolific photographers in Mexico. For over 50 years, the artist, who was assistant to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, has built an intense piece of work, where she documents the history and culture of her native country. Festival Images has designed an installation to pay tribute to this great lady of black and white photography and, more specifically, to her passage in Vevey in 2009. During that brief spell, she photographed one of the famous and now cut-down plane trees on Quai Perdonnet. The photo of that tree is situated close to the place where it was taken and the installation is completed with Iturbide’s famous series, Pajaros, a fascinating piece of work which dates back to the 1980s and which gathers the many pictures of birds that Iturbide took during her travels.The picture of the tree will be set on the façade of the municipal library. Opposite, printed on floating fabrics, images of birds will be placed in a tree on the quays of Vevey, alluding to the poetry of the long-gone tree.

Original scenography by Festival Images Vevey