MEXICO

Mexico was another favorite region that Walt Girdner loved to visit.  These photographs continue to explore his earlier themes, looking at ordinary people in day-to-day pursuits as well as panoramic rural vistas.  Here, they combine with the themes of Mexican life, ranging from the dramatic and bloody contest of a bullfight to the deeply agrarian basis of life in the Mexican countryside.  They include images of a child brickmaker and a young glassblower, extending Girdner's focus on the condition and sensibilities of young people.

AGAVE FIELD - 1955

AGAVE FIELD - 1955

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

BOY BRICKMAKER - 1957

BOY BRICKMAKER - 1957

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

OLD MEXICO - 1955

OLD MEXICO - 1955

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

BULLFIGHT - 1957

BULLFIGHT - 1957

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

BOY GLASS BLOWER - 1957

BOY GLASS BLOWER - 1957

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

FLOWER FARMERS - 1974

FLOWER FARMERS - 1974

vintage silver gelatin print 15 1/2" by 19 1/2"

GETTING THE BULL IN THE BARN - 1974

GETTING THE BULL IN THE BARN - 1974

vintage silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

TORTILLA MAKER - 1974

TORTILLA MAKER - 1974

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

CLEARING BRUSH - 1974

CLEARING BRUSH - 1974

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

WOOL WEIGHER - 1974

WOOL WEIGHER - 1974

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"