Viva La Revolución: Mexico 1910 in Retrospect
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News photographer Agustín Victor Casasola is renowned in Mexico for his vivid images that depict what author Pete Hamill has termed “the immense social cataclysm called the Mexican Revolution.” Little known outside of his own country, Casasola nonetheless ranks as a leading early 20th century practitioner of photojournalism.
To mark the centennial of this momentous period in Mexican history, Viva La Revolución: Mexico 1910 in Retrospect features 50 rarely seen photographs by Casasolas that document the downfall of the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship, civil strife, outright war, and the social transformation of the Mexican people.
The exhibit is a program of the Consulate of Mexico.