Héctor Garcia photographed the soul of Mexico. In his remarkable, six-decade-long career, he traveled extensively around the country, documenting its celebrities, celebrations, conflicts, and tragedies. One haunting picture captures Frida Kahlo in her coffin, with Diego Riviera looking on while a prayer is being read. In another, which André Malraux called one of the cruelest images of our time, a child covered in dirt sits folded up into a small crawl-space cut into a plane of concrete. These pictures and many more are displayed at Throckmorton Fine Art, in New York, in “Héctor Garcia: Sixty Years of Remarkable Photography,” a major retrospective that opens on September 22.
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