Saturday, 3 March 2007

Margarita Mejia, photographer


All images have a secret compartment. They hold an extra something which is not made evident during the taking of the photograph. That is exactly what happened with this one of my young friend, photographer Margarita Mejía. It is now, ten years after having taken it, and printed it for the first time, that I discovered that Margarita is a doppelgänger for any number of the many female figures, unsung heroines, that populated Mexican cinema in the fifties and sixties. Her face has the elements of tragic beauty that immortalized Maria Felix.

Cali, Colombia 1997

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