Apam, Hidalgo

Carrillo, Manuel
Gift of Temmie and Arnold Gilbert

Carrillo began his career as a photographer at age 49, devoting himself to documenting the indigenous culture of his native Mexico through informal portraits and depictions of everyday activities. He embraced the ideas of Mexicanidad, a cultural movement that emerged after Mexico’s Revolution and included influential writers, photographers and artists such as as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Its ambition was to substantiate a national identity by purging colonial and any other foreign influence from current art. Like an anthropologist, Carrillo’s images usually included stray dogs, children on the street, and groups of workers, yet he refrained from moralizing representations of social classes in poverty.—Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

The Arnold Gilbert Photography Collection
F - Photography
gelatin silver print
14 x 11 inches