Ángel del Temblor
(Angel of the Earthquake)
1957, gelatin silver print, 8x10 in (20.3x25.4 cm)
Fascinated by the street scenes, signs, vendors, and storefronts of Mexico City, he also traveled throughout the countryside documenting customs, festivities, and folklore. His photographs examining people, animals, and their surroundings, and such details as burial sites, walls, and roadside shrines often question perceptions of reality. Other stirring works explore the surrealist themes of sleep, dreams, death, and the erotic.