June 24 – July 23, 2011
Composed of 92 original photographs from Casasola’s negative collection of historical events, taken between 1900 -1940, this exhibition outlines a chronological narrative of the era of the Mexican Revolution. the development of modernity as a formula for national development, which brought Mexico out of backwardness and poverty.
The Casasola Archive is a photographic archive of Mexican history and culture, the foundational collection of the photo archive, Fototeca Nacional, administered by the Mexican government. The archive contains important historical photos from the regime of Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican Revolution. The main collection was compiled by Agustín Víctor Casasola, a photo journalist in Mexico City. The archive contains his own work as well as that of some 500 other photographers, with both positive prints and negative films, in various formats and on various photographic media. Since 1976, it is preserved in the climate-controlled rooms in a former colonial-era Franciscan convent, now the National Photo Library, of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. The building houses the photographic archive and has exhibition spaces. The photo library currently gathers images in 39 sections, with a total of 850,000 items (positive and negative). – Wikepedia