Frida Kahlo: Her Photos
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August 31, 2010
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About the Author
A specialist in Latin American art, scholar and curator James Oles focuses on modern Mexican art and architecture. His books include South of the Border and Art and Architecture in Mexico. He is senior lecturer in the art department at Wellesley College, and adjunct curator of Latin American art at the Davis Museum.
Illustrator Gianluca Folì brings to life the journal Frida Kahlo kept during the last ten years of her life (1944-1954), in which she recorded her dreams, thoughts, memories, and ideas later expressed in her paintings. Gianluca Folì, who has worked in advertising for various international magazines since 2001, won the Applied Art Awards prize in 2007. His first children's book illustrations were in The Bear with the Sword, published in 2008, which was chosen among the 100 best books at the CJ Picture Book Awards in Korea and at the White Ravens in Munich.
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio is a photographer, curator, and editor who lives and works in Mexico City. In 1994 Monasterio founded the Centro de la Imagen, an important venue for the education, discussion, and promotion of photography in Mexico. He has served as an editor on various book projects, includin Mexico y Indígena, and the periodical Luna Córnea. Monasterio was also a founding editor of Río de Luz, a collection of twenty books published by El Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico City.