Yampolsky, Mariana (1925–2002)

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Yampolsky, Mariana (1925–2002)

American-born Mexican photographer, artist, and writer. Born Sept 6, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois; died May 3, 2002, in Mexico City; became a Mexican citizen in 1955; University of Chicago, BA in humanities, 1945; studied graphic arts at the Escuela de Artes Gráficos, Mexico City, 1948–49; studied photography with Lola Alvarez Bravo at Academia de Saint Carlos, Mexico City; m. Arjen van der Sluis, 1967.

In Mexico City, worked at the Taller de Gráfica Popular, which designed posters, book illustrations and other commercial art (1946–58); also created illustrations for newspapers, magazines and children's books; began experimenting with photography (1948) both on her own and with Lola Alvarez Bravo; helped found Salón de la Plástica Mexicana (1951); illustrated for several newspapers, including El Nacional, Excelsior, and El Día (1956–62); co-edited, with Leopold Méndez, Lo Efímero y lo Eterno del Arte Popular Mexicano (1970); was an official photographer for Mexico City Olympics (1968); published 1st book dedicated solely to her photographs, La Casa en la tierra (1981), followed by La Casa que canta (1982), both pertain to Mexican Indian architecture; also published a book on the once-grand haciendas, Estancias del olvido (1987).

See also Women in World History.

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