Renowned photographer Graciela Iturbide journeyed with nurses in the State of Morelos, Mexico, as they traveled to communities to provide rotavirus vaccine to all children. Over the past few years, Mexico has seen a significant decline in diarrhea-related deaths among children. Iturbide’s rich black and white photographs capture day-to-day life of these nurses as they work together and with the families of the State of Morelos. Graciela also captures two Mexican leaders whose research has led to the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in the world’s poorest countries.
“Nurse immunizers travel through different communities providing equitable vaccine delivery to children. They show great commitment to the job. ”
Celebrated Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide was drawn to the art of still photography by the Mexican modernist master Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Graciela went on to travel and photograph the indigenous people, festivals and customs of Mexico. Widely exhibited and the winner of multiple prestigious awards, she continues to photograph everyday life in Mexico almost entirely in black-and-white. Learn more about Graciela Iturbide.