Walking into a gallery, you are presented with the work of an artist that was not created overnight, but was created over decades that told a story. This was the case for Enrique Metinides, a Mexican photographer, who displayed his photos in an art gallery sponsored by Aperture called “101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides.
The photos had a unique form of story telling. These photos had images of bus crashes, plane crashes, shootings, stabbings, and murders. Each of them represent what he saw when he was going up in Mexico City. Also, each photo was accompanied by a passage that explained it and while some of them were obvious, the others provided a personal account to what had happened during the time period. Since the pictures began in 1948, the majority of them were black and white, but later on in the 1970’s, the pictures had some color to them. This continued to tell the story of how not only what was happening in Mexico City, but how technology had evolved. The ending photo was an abstract art piece that summed up what had happened in an abstract sort of way: confused and seemed as though the violence would not end.
Also on display, was his book of all the photos titled “101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides”.