L.A. Times Highlights “Revolution and Ritual” Exhibition at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

CLAREMONT, California - August 3, 2017

Graciela Iturbide, Cemetery, Juchitán, Oaxaca, (detail) 1988

In her recent column highlighting art and cultural exhibitions slated for the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, the LA Times’ Carolina Miranda previews the work of iconic Latin American photographer Graciela Iturbide, whose photographs will be featured in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero beginning August 26, 2017.

Revolution and Ritual focuses on the works of the three Mexican women photographers who have explored and transformed notions of Mexican identity in images that range from the documentary to the poetic. In her interview with Iturbide, now 75, Times columnist Miranda notes that Iturbide has had a knack for capturing the many layers of Mexican identity—the indigenous draped in the Catholic and the modern. Critic Marta Dahó writes in the exhibition catalog that Iturbide is part of a generation of photographers who “realized the complex task of visualizing the survival of [indigenous] cultural beliefs.”


Revolution and Ritual is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American art in dialogue with Los Angeles that will take place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs and from San Diego to Santa Barbara.


The Williamson Gallery at Scripps College received lead grants from the Getty in support of the planning and implementation of the exhibition and publication.