Como me ve, te Veras, 2001
Gelatin silver print
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Signed Edition of 50
(Mexico, b. 1950)
Mostly shot in the Zocalo, Mexico City's bustling central square, Yolanda Andrade's photographs capture what she describes as "Mexican passion": the vitality of the people who use the space as a point of daily contact for revelry, ritual, and protest. In her pictures of cultural traditions such as the annual Day of the Dead celebration, mythical figures from ancient Aztec folklore intermingle with 16th century Spanish Christian influences, comprising the vibrant and unique culture that exists today.
Working as a photographer since 1977, Yolanda Andrade has had over twenty-five one-woman shows and been included in numerous group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, and Europe. She is the recipient of many grants and awards including three National Endowment for Culture and the Arts grants and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 1997. Andrade's work is in museum and private collections in Mexico and abroad. She currently teaches at the Escuela de Fotografia Nacho Lopez, Centro de la Imagen, Tec de Monterey, Mexico City.