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Time Under Mexico's Light

6 pm, Oct 17, 2013 | free

Christina Kahlo speaks about her grandfather, Guillermo Kahlo, his career, his circle of photographer friends and their influence on early 20th century photography in Mexico. Reception follows in the Marion Center.

Where: SFUAD
Phone: 473-6440
1600 St. Michael's Drive


Though her paintings and journals, surrealist Frida Kahlo left a legacy ripe with raw emotion and artistic sensibility. Before Frida ever picked up a pencil, she was mesmerized by her father, Wilhelm Kahlo. A prominent photographer in turn of the century Mexico, “Guillermo” as he liked to be called, made great strides in portrait and architectural photography. In 1925, when a young Frida was hospitalized due to a horrific streetcar accident, it was Guillermo that supplied her with a box of oil paintings and some brushes. Her legacy was instantly cemented with pain-ridden portrayals of that faithful day. This Thursday, Frida’s grandniece, Cristina, offers a presentation titled Time Under Mexico’s Light—a personal and historic take on Guillermo’s importance in early 20th century Mexican photography. (Enrique Limón)

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