Nacho Lopez : Revelations and Miracles
Nacho Lopez
Revelations and Miracles
M.C., December 20, 2006
Born in 1923 and died in 1986, Nacho López was one of Mexico's best photojournalists. Few have launched such intense social criticism or delved so deeply in what it is to be Mexican than he did during the 1950s. Yet his work is hardly known outside of his country.

López (whose full name is Ignacio "Nacho" López Bocanegra) honed his social conscience during the 1930s, those years of world depression, international intellectual ferment, proletarian protest, and progressive Cardenista land and labor reforms. Two decades later, the nation had settled into a modernist trajectory planned and directed by a corrupt and favoritist one-party system. López was there with his camera to catch the results, which were then published as photo essays in the capital's most popular picture magazines.

La rue lit - Nacho Lopez
La rue lit - Nacho Lopez


Répression du mouvement Henriquista - Nacho Lopez
Répression du mouvement Henriquista - Nacho Lopez


Joueurs de billard - Nacho Lopez
Joueurs de billard - Nacho Lopez


Vénus - Nacho Lopez
Vénus - Nacho Lopez


Les Dolly Sisters - Nacho Lopez
Les Dolly Sisters - Nacho Lopez


Madones - Nacho Lopez
Madones - Nacho Lopez


Carnaval de San Carlos - Nacho Lopez
Carnaval de San Carlos - Nacho Lopez


Enfants, Mexico - Nacho Lopez
Enfants, Mexico - Nacho Lopez


Prison de rêves - Nacho Lopez
Prison de rêves - Nacho Lopez


Reportage, Mexico le jour - Nacho Lopez
Reportage, Mexico le jour - Nacho Lopez


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