Gift of Latin American Photographs

Gift of Latin American Photographs

Graciela Iturbide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca(Our Lady of the Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca), 1979. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962, in honor of Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, 1998–2018

A recent gift of 27 photographs from Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962, feature artists and subjects from across Central and South America. The gift shows the wide variety of styles throughout the region, including early 20th-century documentary photography and studio portraiture, and comprises works by influential women photographers Fran Antmann, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Mariana Yampolsky, which enhance the Gallery’s holdings of Latin American photography. Alongside works in the collection by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Sebastião Salgado, and Martin Weber, these photographs explore the often interconnected themes of gender, capitalism, indigeneity, spirituality, and the legacy of colonization.

Browse works from the de Havenon gift

Jenna Marvin

The Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Department of Photography