Museo Archivo de la Fotografía

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Museo Archivo de la Fotografía
Museo Archivo de la Fotografía

In 2005 the Museum of Photography Archive opened and then changed its name to the Metropolitan Memory House in October 2013, stressing out that their collection honours Mexico City’s graphic memory.

This venue located in the old house of Ajaracas was in fact the residence of Estate Nava Chávez, a building from the twentieth first century. Around these walls covered in lime mortar mosaic, the photographic history of Mexico City from the twentieth century remains.

The collection contains more than two million photographs along with the different materials and techniques with one common thread: the culture of Mexico City. It’s a summary of 100 years of history in images capturing unique moments and the long lasting transformation of the metropolis, both in about infrastructure, traditions and typical customs of the people of Mexico City.

There are traces of Mixquic’s graphic memories around the many rooms of the museum, celebrating the Day of the Dead and the tears of Madgalena in Iztapalapa from the Passion of Christ.

They also organize photography workshops and conferences, in addition to screenings of documentaries and thematic cinema cycles.

Surroundings make it easier to display temporary exhibitions. Some of them were El lago asfaltado, Metáforas from photographer José Luis Neyr, and photojournalism exhibits.

By: Ale Villegas

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Venue name: Museo Archivo de la Fotografía
Contact:
Address: República de Guatemala 34
Centro
Mexico City
06010
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Transport: Metro Zócalo
Price: Free entry
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