Mariana Yampolsky (1925 – 2002)

Mariana Yampolsky (1925 – 2002)

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Mariana Yampolsky (1925 – 2002)
Mariana Yampolsky (1925 – 2002) was one of the major figures in 20th-century Mexican photography, specializing in capturing photos of common people in everyday situations in the rural areas of the country. She was born in the United States but came to Mexico to study art and never left, becoming a Mexican citizen in 1958. Her career in photography began as a sideline to document travels and work in the arts and politics but she began showing her photography in the 1960s. From then until her death in 2002, her work was exhibited internationally receiving awards and other recognition both during her lifetime and posthumously.
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