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Flor Garduño’s Mythical Nature

Flor Garduño’s “Trilogy” divides work from 30 years of her career into categories she calls “Bestiarium,” “Silent Natures” and “Fantastic Women,” which blur the boundaries between nature and myth, body and dream. Incorporating plants in her studies of nude women or exploring the spiritual connection between people and real or fictional animals, Garduño suggests universal powers rooted in nature. Almost 100 images from “Trilogy” make up a retrospective of her work on view at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego until May 29. A defining force in Mexican photography, Garduño began her career studying with Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and was included in a show of that country’s pioneering women photographers at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York City last year, along with Tina Modotti, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Graciela Iturbide, among others. “Flor is one of the best and most-recognized Mexican contemporary photographers,” says MOPA executive director Deborah Klochko. “Her work is evocative, exquisite, poetic and rich in visual imagery. It speaks across cultures and countries.”

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    Me parece magnifica la fotógrafa Flor Garduño, Le deseo éxito en su exposición

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