The star who worked alongside Bob Fosse, which won her two Oscars among other awards, has debuted as a photographer now, and the Casa de las Ajaracas (Archive Museum of Photography) is hosting her work. According to them, Lange did not try to cover a specific topic, but only took pictures of Mexico because she liked it and the result is now available to anyone wishing to appreciate it for free.
One of the first lessons given to students of photography is that this is not just an image, but a document that serves to give testimony to the time that it was captured. Generally, this concept applies to major events, in which photographs are used as a journalistic document to convey that moment to the audience.
The photographic document, however, can also be viewed not as a break from everyday life, but of everyday life itself, and that is what the American actress Jessica Lange conveys in her show “Jessica Lange in Mexico”.
It is precisely her love of Mexican culture that gives rise to her collection, in which the cycle of life becomes a source of admiration. Her images become free of time covering only the space, light, and the moments that are repeated every day by capturing its beauty in the pieces with high contrast black and white.
Some of the films that starred Jessica Lange:
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress of international renown who was born on April 20, 1949. Her film career began in 1976 when the producer, Dino De Laurentiis, hired her to star in the remake of King Kong.
King Kong (1976 remake), All That Jazz (acting alongside Roy Scheider in 1979), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Tootsie (1982), Prozac Nation (2001), The Big Fish (2003), and her most recent film: The Vow which will be in theaters in 2012.
Casa de las Ajaracas or Archive Museum of Photography (MAF), address and hours:
Republic of Guatemala No.34-38, downtown, Mexico City. Metro Station: Zócalo
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10: 00a.m. to 6: 00p.m.
Cost: Admission is free.