Faculty Member Buitron Featured in Article

Pancho Asks Tonto If He's mas indio que espanol - photograph by Robert Buitron

COD Photography Program faculty member Rob Buitron and his photographic work have been featured in an article in the online magazine Latina Voices.

The article centers around Rob’s use of  Mexican folklore in his photographs.

From the article:

“Aztec icons Popcapetl and Princess Ixtaccihuatl are remnants of a culture destroyed by Spanish conquistadors during the early 16th century (and paintings of these figures are) as ubiquitous in Mexican-American homes all over the United States as crucifixes and figures of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

But for Chicagoland photographer Robert C. Buitrón, they became an opportunity to speak to larger issues of identity and political disfranchisement.  Buitrón, 57, created his own series of calendars from 1990-1992 turning the image on its head.”

To read the full article, see:
Robert C. Buitrón: In Focus


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