Sebastiao Salgado

Thanksgiving Prayer, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1980

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Candy Apples, The Outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1978

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

A Meeting of a Religious Community in Base, on the road to Attilo, Chimborazo, Ecuador, 1982

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Cemetery of the Town of Hualtla de Jimenez, Mexico, 1980

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Wood Delivery Men for the Villages of the Eastern Sierra Madre in the Vicinity of Hualtla de Jimenes, Mexico, 1980

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Mexico, 1984

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

First Communion in Juazerio do Notre, Brazil, 1981

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Imbabura Province, Ecuador, 1998

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Fishing in the Piulaga Laguna during the Kuarup ceremony of the Waura Group, Upper Xingu Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005

Gelatin Silver print

Sebastião Salgado

Zo'e Group, State of Para, Brazil, 2009

Gelatin Silver print

Graciela Iturbide

Mujer Angel, Sonora Desert, Mexico, 1979

Photogravure

Mario Algaze

Club La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia, 1989

Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Cantina" Lima, Peru, 1983

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Cotton Candy", San Angel, Mexico D.F., 1981

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Shoeshine", San Angel, Mexico D.F., 1974

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Encuentro", Cuzco, Peru, 2002

Gelatin Silver print

 

Mario Algaze

"Two girls kneeling", Barva, Costa Rica, 1987

Vintage Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Salon de Billar", Boquete, Panama, 1994

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"La sombra del ciclista", Bogota, Columbia, 2000

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

Cordillera Oriental, Bolivia, 1989

Gelatin Silver print

Mario Algaze

"Carretas", Guatemala, 1979

Selenium-toned Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"El Ensueño" (The Daydreamer", 1931

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"La Buena Fama Durmiendo" 1937

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"Dog Number Twenty" / El Perro Veinte, 1958

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Public Thirst, 1934

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"Portrait of the Eternal" / Retrato de lo eterno, 1935

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"Un cuarto para las doce" / A quarter past twelve, 1957

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Frida Kahlo in Manuel Alvarez Bravo's Studio, Mexico, c. 1930's

Gelatin Silver print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Fruta Prohibida, 1976

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Caballo en Aparador, Segundo, c. 1930

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"The Little Clown" / El Payasito, 1929

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Patzcuaro, c. 1940's

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Sin Brazos Con Precio, Mexico City, c. 1930

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Ensayo de Danza, Mexico, c. late 1920's

Platinum/palladium print

Manuel Alvarez Bravo

"End of Market Day" / Fin de Tianguis, 1931

Platinum/palladium print

Lola Alvarez Bravo

El Rapto (Abduction), c. 1940's

Vintage Gelatin Silver print

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Calle Cuauhtemocztin, Mexico City, Mexico, 1934

Gelatin Silver print

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Mexico, 1934

Gelatin Silver print

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Mexico City, Mexico, 1934

Gelatin Silver print

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Natcho Aguirre, Santa Clara, Mexico, 1934

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Canasta de Luz "Basket of Light", 1989

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

La Bendicion, Isla del Sol, Bolivia, 1990

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Santo Reposo / "Holy Rest", Santa Catarina Palapo, Guatelmala, 1989

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Reyes de Bastos / "Kings of Canes", Tulancingo, Mexico, 1981

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Taita Marcos, Cotacachi, Ecuador, 1988

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Regreso a la Tierra / "Return to Earth", Solola, Guatemala, 1989

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

Musico en la Nada, Escoma, Bolivia, 1990

Gelatin Silver print

Flor Garduño

La Mujer Que Sueña, Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico, 1991

Platinum/palladium print

Luis Gonzalez-Palma

La Rosa, 1989

Hand-painted Gelatin Silver print

Luis González Palma

El Gordo, 1990

Hard-varnished Gelatin Silver print

Luis González Palma

Esperanza, 2000

Hand-painted photogravure

Luis González Palma

El hombre Triste, 1998

Hard-painted Gelatin Silver pint kodalith, gold leaf

Luis González Palma

Gustavo, 2000

Hard-varnished Gelatin Silver print

Tiempo Perdido

Lost Time - Latin American Photography

Opening April 11th, 2015


Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of significant Latin American photography from the gallery’s collection. Comprised of over 60 works, the exhibition includes rare and iconic prints by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Sebastião Salgado, Flor Garduño, Luis González Palma, and Mario Algaze among others, as well as a selection of Mexican studies by French master Henri Cartier-Bresson. Works in the exhibition span the 20th Century, providing a visual overview of the many diverse Latin cultures, their traditions, and people as seen by several of their most important photographic documentarians.


Predominantly featured in the exhibition is a group of early silver gelatin prints by Sebastião Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944). Prior to Salgado’s examination of the Serra Pelada Gold Mines in Brazil, images of which catapulted him to the top echelons of the photography world, he documented Central and South American laborers over a seven year period, later to be published in his first major monograph Other Americas (Pantheon, 1986). These early images from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Brazil, showcase the gritty, empathetic imagery that so honestly captures the difficult lives of his subjects and would come to define his photographic style. With these works as an didactic foundation, Salgado continues to make epic images that inspire both visual awe and reflection, earning him the often used title of a “concerned photographer.”


Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) was a trailblazer of Latin American Photography during the 20th Century and was active from the early 1920’s through 1990’s. Alvarez Bravo documented the rural and urban life of his homeland with a poetic eye and helped to change the landscape and perceptions of Latin American art during the early 20th Century. Over his lifetime Alvarez Bravo exhibited in over 150 solo exhibitions and participated in over 200 group exhibitions. In the early 1930’s a young Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) traveled to Mexico where he became friends with Alvarez Bravo and the two photographed and exhibited together for many years becoming two of the most important creators of Humanist imagery. A selection of rare prints from Cartier-Bresson’s travels in Mexico are included in the exhibition and provide a unique foreign perspective in juxtaposition to Alvarez Bravo’s native eye. 


A selection of more recent native Indian photographs by Flor Garduño (Mexican, b. 1957) and daily urban life by Mario Algaze (Cuban, b. 1947), along with contemporary conceptual portraits by Luis González Palma (Guatemalan, b. 1957), present a more modernized Latin culture still heavily influenced by traditional values and ancient rituals. Additionally, many singular images from various other international photographers expand the viewpoint of Latin America’s landscape and passionate people.