Under The Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa, Art and Film at El Museo del Barrio, March 4 – June 27, 2015

“Gabriel Figueroa Mateos (1907-1997) became an emblematic figure in Mexico through his work as a studio portrait photographer, still photographer, lighting artist, camera operator, and cinematographer. From the early 1930s through the mid-1980s, Figueroa helped forge an evocative and enduring image of his country, its history, its landscape, and its people. Among the most important cinematographers of the so-called Golden Age of Mexican cinema, he worked with leading directors from Mexico, the United States and Europe, traversing a wide range of genres while maintaining his distinctive visual style.” — El Museo del Barrio.

20150303-IMG_1657.

Gabriel Figueroa. Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1947

20150303-IMG_1608

20150303-IMG_1638

20150303-IMG_1622

20150303-IMG_1625

20150303-IMG_1634

20150303-IMG_1521

20150303-IMG_1524

20150303-IMG_1526

20150303-IMG_1537

20150303-IMG_1591

20150303-IMG_1542

20150303-IMG_1553

20150303-IMG_1552 copy

20150303-IMG_1561

20150303-IMG_1560

Photographs by Corrado Serra