Talk by Trisha Ziff: Enrique Metinides
Friday, February 13, 4pm, Watson Theater, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Photographic curator and filmmaker Trisha Ziff will discuss the documentary film she is currently completing on Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, titled The Man Who Saw Too Much.
Ziff curated a landmark retrospective and photo book of Metinides’ work, titled 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides (Aperture/ICP). She is also the director of the photographic documentaries Chevolution (2008) and The Mexican Suitcase (2012).
For the last 50 years, photographer Enrique Metinides has cataloged Mexico City’s human calamities: murders, suicides, plane crashes, car wrecks, derailed trains, collapsed buildings, gas fires. His photographs— most of them published by the tabloids La Prensa and Alarma!—are Mexico’s answer to Weegee’s New York City crime scenes. Like Weegee, Metinides has an eye for cinematic detail and a kind of point-blank lyricism.
THIS PRESENTATION IS CO-SPONSORED BY LIGHT WORK, THE ART & MUSIC HISTORIES DEPARTMENT, THE MULTIMEDIA,
PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN DEPARTMENT, AND THE LATINO-LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM