UNM’s Latin American & Iberian Institute, the UNM Honors College Alumni Association, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) invite the public to a free event with author Isabel Quintero and
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illustrator Zeke Peña as they discuss their work on “Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide” (Getty Publications, 2018), an evocative and poetic graphic biography about renowned Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide and her adventures around the world.
Quintero and Peña will talk about collaborating, making comics and the process of bringing Graciela's story to the page. Quintero will read and Peña will showcase original drawings from the process of creating “Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide.” There will be refreshments and a book signing after the presentation.

The event takes place Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in the UNM Hodgin Hall Alumni Center (3rd floor Bobo Room) on UNM’s main campus.

“Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide” follows photographer Graciela Iturbide from her birth in 1942 in Mexico City, to a tragedy endured as a young mother, to her travels as a successful artist to Juchitan, Los Angeles, Frida Kahlo's home, and beyond. Graciela's story excites young readers and budding photographers, inspiring them with her resolve, ability and curiosity. The book has received much acclaim and a starred review in the School Library Journal.

Author Isabel Quintero’s first novel, “Gabi, A Girl in Pieces” was one of School Library Journal's and Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014, and won the American Library Association's William C. Morris Award prize for a debut young adult novel. In 2017 her second book, “Ugly Cat & Pablo” was published by Scholastic.

Zeke Peña is a cartoonist, an illustrator, and a painter. His illustrations have appeared on album and book covers, in editorials and comics, and as graphics for community organizing. He has published work with Getty Publications, VICE.com, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, Cinco Puntos Press, and a forthcoming children's book written by Isabel Quintero published by Kokila, a Penguin Books imprint.

With questions about the event, contact Keira Philipp-Schnurer, (505) 277-2961 or kphilipp@unm.edu