Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
Graciela Iturbide’s career-defining engagement with indigenous subjects began with a commission by the Mexican government's Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI) to document the Seri people. This thesis contextualizes the resulting photobook, Los que viven en la arena (1981), within the history of indigenous representation in Mexico and the controversial policies of the INI.
Gonzales, Lauren, "Making and Taking: Evaluating the Ethnographic Gaze in Graciela Iturbide’s Los que viven en la arena" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.