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Historical Mexican Portraiture The Subject Of New Photography Book
The goal of Monasterio's book, however, is about more than mere imagery. According to CNN, the author was also interested in focusing on recurring themes, "such as lucha libre wrestling, or occupational portraits.
For anyone interested in Latin American history, black-and-white photography, or portraiture, "Mexican Portraits" is a striking, often haunting, story of a country rich in diversity, culture and humor, as well as defined by economic, religious and political instability.
Click here for a slide show from the book.
[Photo credit: Aperture]