About the Book
My career as a photographer has taken me around the world. No country has been more important for my work, however, than Mexico. This book is a result of five years living in that beautiful country between 1966 and 1971 and of a return visit in 1974.
My work in Mexico, like everywhere I photograph, focuses on capturing the evocative beauty of landscapes, the dignified life of the people, the quirky incongruity of objects and icons, and the moving quality of the human face unposed.
Larry Siegel’s career has included important stints as a teacher, curator, and gallery director in New York and abroad. He has had shows in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, and his photographs are owned by the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Galerie Fiolet in Amsterdam, and many private collectors. Currently he divides his time between photographing, teaching, and writing.