Aperture 236 – Mexico City | Cover image by Iñaki Bonillas
Aperture 236 – Mexico City | The Fall 2019 issue of Aperture magazine considers the thriving photography scene in Mexico City, North America’s largest metropolis. The fourth in Aperture’s series of city-focused issues—following São Paulo, Tokyo, and Los Angeles—“Mexico City” features the leading photographers, curators, and other creative people who are shaping the visual culture of a city that, as the writer Álvaro Enrigue notes, “always returns as a stronger and more brilliant version of itself.”
“Mexico City, as we all know, is a small town of fourteen million” Roberto Bolaño wrote in The Savage Dectivies, set in the 1970s and one of the great novels about the sprawling capital. As in Bolaño’s day, the city continues to host a thriving and cosmopolitan cultural scene. And photographers remind us that the city’s history reach back much earlier than its founding 1325.
Aperture 236 includes work by Iñaki Bonillas (includes the cover image), Jesús León, Tania Franco Klein, Francis Alÿs, Melba Arellano, Miguel Calderón, Horacio Fernández, Maya Goded, Kit Hammonds, Graciela Iturbide, Pablo López Luz, Sonia Madrigal, Mayra Martell, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Pablo Ortíz Monasterio, Gabriel Orozco, Ramón Reverté and work for the J.L Venegas Archive.