People of Guadalajara
and art have been recurring themes in Deb Roskamp's photographic
studies. In The People of Guadalajara, Ms. Roskamp explores
the relationships between the Mexican people and the great
plazas, cathedrals, architecture and sculptures of Guadalajara.
Considered to be the most Mexican of Mexico's cities, Guadalajara
has long been a favorite domestic tourist destination for
Mexican families. Ms. Roskamp captures the joy, excitement
and spirit of Mexicans as they experience the city's great
art, and thus become part of the artistic landscape themselves...
of Guadalajara was photographed over a weeklong period in
August of 2007, while Ms. Roskamp was enrolled in Spanish
language studies at IMAC.
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Okay, Im going to Guadalajara.
It looks like a destination that Mexican tourists go to. Amazing
shots. Of course, Im a sucker for kids.
You certainly have an eye for photography. Sometimes
we stay in a place too long to appreciate the beauty that surrounds
us. Your photos show a visitor appreciating not only the sculptures
but the intermingling of the people around it. I believe sculptures
were meant to be experienced and I'm glad the Guadalajara government
opened this interaction instead of relegating these pieces in
a stuffy museum.
Would love to see more of your work.
South Pasadena, CA
Seeing kids playing on art: that's amazing. It's
what art and travel are all about. Thanks for capturing some pretty
striking images. These should be in a book.
The images are magnificent; I have only been to
Mexico on two occasions and would love to discover more of it.
Ill have to add Guadalajara to my long list of places to
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