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Frida Kahlo – Her Photos Press Release >

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The University of New Mexico Art Museum presents the international traveling exhibition Frida Kahlo – Her Photos, featuring a rare and extensive selection of Kahlo’s personal photographs. This exhibition was curated from a collection of 6500 images that lay hidden in the Blue House Archive for 50 years, and offers a uniquely intimate glimpse into the life and work of a beloved cultural icon. Frida Kahlo – Her Photos contains over two hundred previously unseen images, including work by Kahlo, as well as photographs by such creative luminaries as Man Ray, Martin Munkácsi, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Nickolas Muray, and Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, among many others. The exhibition promises to reveal new insights into Kahlo’s rich and deeply personal world, and tells a fascinating story of an artist, a place, and an era.

This collection of photographs was first revealed to the public in 2007; Mexican photographer and photo historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio curated the images selected for the exhibition, which encompass six central themes: Origins, ‘Blue House,’ Politic, Revolutions and Diego, Broken Body, Frida’s Loves, and Photography. Each section testifies to the important role photography played in Frida Kahlo’s life. Kahlo carefully and meticulously accumulated a vast collection of photographs, and while the collection contains images that undoubtedly belonged to her family and to Diego Rivera, it was Frida’s own diligent efforts that ensured these photographs were preserved for posterity.

* This exhibition is organized by Frida Kahlo Museum – Casa Azul/Diego Rivera Museum; Banco de Mexico Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.

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El Museo de Arte de la Universidad del Nuevo Mexico presenta la exposición itinerante internacional Frida Kahlo- Sus Photos, ofreciendo una selección rara y extensiva de las fotografías personales de Kahlo. Esta exposición fue curado a partir de una colección de 6500 imágenes que permanecieron ocultas en el Archivo del Casa Azul durante 50 años, y ofrece una visión única íntima de la vida y la obra de un amado icono cultural. Frida Kahlo- Sus Photos contiene más de doscientas imágenes inéditas, incluyendo obras de Kahlo, así como fotografías de luminarias tan creativas como Man Ray, Martin Munkacsi, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Nickolas Muray, Manuel y Lola Álvarez Bravo, entre muchos otros. Esta exposición promete revelar nuevos conocimientos sobre el mundo rico y profundamente personal de Kahlo, y cuenta una fascinante historia de un artista, un lugar y una época.

Esta colección de fotografías fue revelada por primera vez al público en 2007; el fotógrafo Mexicano y historiador de la photo Pablo Ortiz Monasterio curó las imágenes seleccionadas para la exposición, que abarca seis temas centrales: Las Orígenes, La Casa Azul, La Política, las Revoluciones y Diego, El Cuerpo Roto, Los Amores y La Fotografía. Cada sección testimonia la importancia que la fotografía jugó en la vida de Frida Kahlo. Kahlo acumuló cuidadosamente y meticulosamente una vasta colección de fotografías, y aunque la colección contiene imágenes que sin duda pertenecen a su familia y a Diego Rivera, fueron los propios esfuerzos de Frida que aseguraron que estas fotografías fueran preservadas para la posteridad.

*Esta exposición está organizada por Frida Kahlo Museum – Casa Azul/Diego Rivera Museo; Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.

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The following press release and hi-resolution imagery (ZIP folders) are suitable for print content. Please be sure to see and credit the artist’s work using the included image credit guide for each exhibit.

Long Environmentalism in the Near North; Subhankar Banerjee: Activism – Photographs – Writing Press Release >

Long Environmentalism in the Near North; Subhankar Banerjee: Activism – Photographs – Writing Images and Credit Lines >

In a recent essay Subhankar Banerjee coined the term ‘long environmentalism’ to draw attention to environmental justice engagements that last, not merely weeks or years, but decades, and become inter-generational. The exhibition presents a selection of his photographs, writing, lectures, interviews and other activist initiatives over the past sixteen years that collectively continue to contribute to the long environmentalism in Arctic North America. It highlights the resistance movements and coalitional politics to stop destructive fossil fuels development projects in lands and waters in Arctic Alaska, which are home to an incredible chorus of biotic life and have sustained, nutritionally, culturally and spiritually, the Gwich’in and the Iñupiat indigenous communities for millennia. The exhibition also includes a photograph from Siberia that alludes to what anthropologist Piers Vitebsky has called ‘Outliving the Empire’.

Residents of the lower latitude generally consider the Arctic as the ‘Far North’, a place disconnected from their daily lives and concerns. Banerjee’s work urges us to consider the Arctic instead as the ‘Near North’, a place that connects us all in material and intangible ways. The Arctic is the bellwether of climate change as it continues to warm at a rate of at least twice the global average, and yet paradoxically, the Arctic and non-Arctic nation states are pushing hard to exploit its fossil fuels reserves, the burning of which will only exacerbate Arctic warming, and which in turn will affect the whole planet as the top of the Earth is the integrator of our planet’s climate systems. Engaging in ‘long environmentalism’ we may derail this suicidal trajectory.

The UNM Art Museum would like to thank the Lannan Foundation for their generous support of this exhibition.

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