Flor Garduño - Anemone, Suiza
Flor Garduño
Anemone, Suiza
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2007, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed and titled on verso.

Flor Garduño - Caballito Congelado, Suiza
Flor Garduño
Caballito Congelado, Suiza
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996, printed 1998
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 1998

Flor Garduño - Carla, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Carla, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, printed 2000
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2000

Flor Garduño - Cuervo, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Cuervo, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed and titled on verso

Flor Garduño - Rama Dorada, Suiza
Flor Garduño
Rama Dorada, Suiza
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2006, printed 2007
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2007

Flor Garduño - Canasta de Luz - Sumpango, Guatemala (Basket of Light)
Flor Garduño
Canasta de Luz - Sumpango, Guatemala (Basket of Light)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1989, Printed 1992
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 1992.

Flor Garduño - Hoja Elegante, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Hoja Elegante, Mexico
Archival Pigment Photograph
1998, Printed 2007
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2007.

Flor Garduño - El Mundo, Mexico (The World)
Flor Garduño
El Mundo, Mexico (The World)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Aparición, Mexico (Apparition)
Flor Garduño
Aparición, Mexico (Apparition)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
20 X 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Gatomonte, Mexico (Mountain Cat)
Flor Garduño
Gatomonte, Mexico (Mountain Cat)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, printed later
16 x 20 inches

Signed on verso.

Flor Garduño - La Nopala, Mexico
Flor Garduño
La Nopala, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
20 X 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Abrazo de Luz, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Abrazo de Luz, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2013
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2007.

Flor Garduño - Mito, Suiza (Myth)
Flor Garduño
Mito, Suiza (Myth)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Gabriela #1, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Gabriela #1, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Los Limones, Mexico (The Lemons)
Flor Garduño
Los Limones, Mexico (The Lemons)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, printed 2010
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2010.

Flor Garduño - Mujer que Sueña (La), Mexico
Flor Garduño
Mujer que Sueña (La), Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Agua, Valle Nacional, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Agua, Valle Nacional, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1983
20 X 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Edén, Suiza (Eden)
Flor Garduño
Edén, Suiza (Eden)
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Torsos, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Torsos, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - La de las Margaritas, Mexico (The One of the Daisies)
Flor Garduño
La de las Margaritas, Mexico (The One of the Daisies)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Pez Espada, Mexico (Swordfish)
Flor Garduño
Pez Espada, Mexico (Swordfish)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Magdalena, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Magdalena, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Moneda, Suiza (Coin)
Flor Garduño
Moneda, Suiza (Coin)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Adela, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Adela, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - La Mano Mágica, Mexico (The Magic Hand)
Flor Garduño
La Mano Mágica, Mexico (The Magic Hand)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Boa, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Boa, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Cacao, Mexico (Cocoa)
Flor Garduño
Cacao, Mexico (Cocoa)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Libro Sabio, Suiza (Wise Book)
Flor Garduño
Libro Sabio, Suiza (Wise Book)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Con Corona, Mexico (With Crown)
Flor Garduño
Con Corona, Mexico (With Crown)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño - Lecciones de Botánica, Suiza (Lessons of Botany)
Flor Garduño
Lecciones de Botánica, Suiza (Lessons of Botany)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Flor Garduño is renowned as one of the most outstanding representatives of Latin American photography continuing the lineage of the poet-photographers that defined the medium during the 20th century. Instilled in Garduño from her formative years in Mexico is a belief that there is a delicate beauty and a primal quality within the simplest of things which she captures in her photographs. Her powerful compositions possess an aura of poetic metaphor. The images have enormous emotional strength imbued with regional symbols, as well as universal signs that touch all of humanity. A mysterious natural light envelops Garduño’s subjects creating a uniquely personal black and white ambiance that emphasizes the sacred aspects and beauty she reveals in familiar people and objects.

Garduño's photographic subjects are well known to her and her imagery is steeped in nature and Mexican folklore. The bodies portrayed are personalized, the mythology shown is internalized. For Garduño, the uniqueness of the bodies is their beauty. In the introduction by Veronica Volklow to Garduño’s monograph “Inner Life,” she notes, “Garduño’s images seem to have been stolen, not from the street, the countryside, the studio, but from a deeply intimate dimension…Each body is like a star. It radiates a beauty that emerges from an overflowing richness.” The pictures in their strength, fragility, and beauty are ultimately studies of humanity.

Flor Garduño had the privilege to study under Hungarian photographer Kati Horna. She was the darkroom assistant to perhaps Mexico’s best-known photographer, Manuel Alvarez Bravo. These experiences greatly influenced not only Garduño’s aesthetics, but also her technical aptitude. Garduño’s work photographing through remote areas of Mexico and its indigenous people would raise her interest and sensitivity to her Mexican origins. Her work is multi-faceted including folklore, landscapes, portraiture, nudes, and still lifes. Garduño’s work has appeared in a number of international exhibitions and in the collections of such respected institutions as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Israel Museum of Jerusalem, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum Ludwig of Cologne, and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. Her refined and sophisticated eye as well as perfect control of technical methods creates emotionally powerful and poetically moving photographs.

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