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López, Nacho [Ignacio ]locked

(b Tampico, Nov 19, 1923; d Mexico City, Oct 24, 1986).
  • Patricia Masse
  •  and John Mraz

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Mexican photographer. He studied at the Instituto de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, Mexico City, and with Manuel Álvarez Bravo. He developed a reputation as an outstanding photojournalist, and he used his politically combative vision to represent social contradictions in Mexico City. In a period when almost all Mexican photojournalists followed the dictates of a conservative press and focused on the president, López turned his camera in the direction of the downtrodden, documenting the difficult situation in which many of Mexico City’s residents lived, as well as the inhuman conditions found in the prison system. The photo-essays he published in ...

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