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Enrique Metinides
March 11, 2011 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Enrique Metinides: In the Place of Coincidence "On Feburary 2011, Enrique Metinides will turn seventy-seven. Fifty of those years have been dedicated to what is called in Mexico “red note” photography. Sensational images of the tabloid press, images of accidents, deaths, disasters. Metinides’ images capture exquisite and compelling moments from such tragic events. His photographs a complex dynamic which both attract and repel; photographs which become engraved in our imagination through the power of the aesthetic experience." [graphic content]
posted by puny human (4 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't ... look ... away.

This one is particularly haunting.

Some background on that one.
posted by chavenet at 1:14 PM on March 11, 2011


Also reminds me of this: The Most Beautiful Suicide.

Shudder.
posted by chavenet at 3:10 PM on March 11, 2011


wow, that is haunting (the first one you link to). interesting to have the story with it.

not to be all morbid, but just trying to figure out what i'm seeing.
the emergency medical person behind her who is laying a coat down...is that her he's trying to cover or someone else?
posted by sio42 at 5:11 PM on March 11, 2011


Wow! What a flashback! I love the internet.

Growing up I would look at the Nota Roja pictures in the periodicals that my father's workers would buy and leave lying around in construction sites. A porn in the woods type of situation.

I always assumed Metinides was a pseudonym.
posted by Dr. Curare at 3:12 AM on March 12, 2011


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