Born in Mexico City in 1942, Iturbide did not begin as a still photographer. In 1969 she enrolled in film school at the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos at the Universidad Nacional Autónama de México but was drawn to still photography when she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who was teaching there. He became her mentor and she assisted him on a number of photographic shoots throughout Mexico and assumed the mantle of revered interpreter of the Mexican spirit when Álvarez Bravo passed away in 2002, at the age of 100.
She continues to live and work in Mexico City.
ASX CHANNEL: GRACIELA ITURBIDE
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