Photo: Nadja Massün


Mexico’s Museum of Photographic Archives (MAF) on Friday, May 13, opened an exhibit of works by the late French-Hungarian photographer Nadja Massün, who personally prepared the montage before passing away a few days before its opening.

The exhibition contains 50 images of indigenous communities in Mexico and abroad taken by Massün over a 20-year period.

In addition to Mexico, Massün, who was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, traveled to and photographed indigenous people in Cuba, Morocco, the United States, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica and Belgium.

In 1999, she settled in Oaxaca, Mexico, where her two daughters were born.

The exhibit is open to the public free-of-charge through Aug. 7.

The Museum of Photographic Archives is located at Calle República de Guatemala 34 in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4: p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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