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Zoom Poster - Megacities, Mexico City

Poster - Megacities, Mexico City



This poster featuring a photograph by Francisco Mata Rosas from the Megacities Project has been made in celebration of NGV Triennial 2023.

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Printed on luxury 200gsm Gloss Art with Gloss Varnish
Standard A2 in size measuring 59.4 x 42 cm
Exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

‘Mexico City is for me a torrent of energy and stimuli of all kinds. Since its foundation, the result of generations of migration, it is constantly transformed, incorporating new inhabitants, ways of life, and political, cultural and above all visual expressions. This diverse city offers me the possibility of rediscovering it every time I walk it. The recent political and economic changes also influence its constant reformation, and therefore my way of relating to it. Being part of the crowds in this city, of these baroque and even kitsch street scenes, understanding that the recycling and resignification of many objects are part of our daily lives, being part of this and not only witness, shapes me not only in my photographic activity but also in my definition of citizen and person.’

Francisco Mata Rosas is one of Mexico’s leading documentary photographers. His vibrant, colourful photographs show the vast expanses of Mexico City exploring both colonial architecture and vernacular structures, crowded street scenes and the individual in the city. Mata Rosas’s work is celebrated for meticulously portraying everyday life in Mexico with sensitivity and humour. He studied visual arts and social communication sciences in Mexico and is currently a professor in the Communications school at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Cuajimalpa in Mexico City. Mata Rosas has held eighty solo shows and participated in more than 180 group exhibitions, and is represented in numerous collections in Mexico and internationally.

Francisco Mata Rosas, Mexico City series, 2023

Poster - Megacities, Mexico City



Megacities is an ambitious project bringing the creative vision of ten leading street photographers into dialogue with the urban environment of ten global megacities – cities with a population of more than 10 million people.

With origins in the 1930s, and the advent of 35-millimetre film and handheld cameras, street photography came into its own as photographers became able to move freely and unobtrusively while taking photographs. The result was a dynamic genre of photography centred on the built environment and the behaviour, activity and experiences of urban populations. Street photography extends the descriptive and didactic capacities of photography to the realm of creative, interactive engagement and reflection, and in this project, offers a contemporary account of how we live.

The work of the ten photographers will feature in a dynamic, immersive environment, presenting a thought-provoking vision of the twenty-first century urban phenomenon – the megacity.

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