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Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons

Author: John Mraz
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Series: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 is among the world's most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes--commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day--Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera; Villa
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Mraz
ISBN: 9780292735804 0292735804 9780292737945 0292737947
OCLC Number: 747018938
Description: x, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Porfiriato : from the studio to the street --
Representing the revolution --
The myth of the casasolas --
Learning to photograph war --
The Zapatista movement and southern cameras --
Photographing the reaction --
The caudillo of the cameras? --
The advantages of photographing the constitutionalist movement --
Epilogue : the icons of the Mexican Revolution.
Series Title: William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Responsibility: John Mraz.

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