Enrique Metinides
101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides

101 Tragedies brings together a collection of photographs and narratives by the Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, who has captured tragedies and catastrophes on the streets of Mexico City for several decades. His work, cinematic at times and intimate at others, presents short narratives—single-frame movies, so to speak. Metinides remembers everything: the characters, the families, and the sadness, as much as the heroism of the emergency workers and the “audience” of onlookers relieved to be watching, not participating in the dramas he captures. His images are distinct from sensationalism; his photographs, while powerful, are often filled with their own humanity, with a sense of awareness of both accident and cultural context. 101 Tragedies has little to do with the formulaic melodrama of the press and the representation of contemporary Mexico in the media. Instead it is unique, guided by Metinides’s own reflections on a lifetime’s work.

An excerpt from Chris Boot’s conversation with Trisha Ziff, editor of the Aperture monograph “101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides.”

Read More:
American Suburb X, “Review: Enrique Metinides – 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides at Aperture”
The Guardian, “Enrique Metinides: photographing the dead for Mexico’s ‘bloody news'”

The exhibition consists of 122 photographs at 12 x 18 in., 16 x 21 in., 20 x 27 in., 23 x 31 in., 27 x 37 in., and 32 x 32 in.

101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides

Photographs by Enrique Metinides
Edited and with an introduction by Trisha Ziff
8 1/2 x 10 3⁄8 in.
184 pages, 150 four-color images
Hardcover with jacket
Designed by Emily Lessard

Participation Fee:
Please call Annette Booth at (212) 946-7128.
$7,500 for an 8-week showing. The host venue is responsible for pro-rated shipping and insurance.

The exhibition is available through 2017.

Current Venue List:

  • Aperture Gallery
    547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
    New York, NY
    Wednesday, February 20 – Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Les Rencontres d’Arles
    Église de Sainte-Anne
    Monday, July 4 – Sunday, September 4, 2011