press release

Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer’s “Heresies” — opening simultaneously in 60 museums worldwide — is a four-decade retrospective by one of the world’s most innovative image-makers. After an early start as a documentary photographer, Meyer began using digital technology in the early 1990’s to combine photographic elements from disparate times and places, thus arriving at a different or higher truth. Meyer’s contention that all photographs — digitally manipulated or not — are equally “true” and “untrue” has been labeled heretical among traditional documentary photographers, hence the title “Heresies”. At El Museo, images on view include musings on Latin American religious imagery, the lives of immigrants, and the 1968 Mexican student uprising, among other themes.

El Museo’s galleries are under renovation! This exhibition is open only on Saturdays and can be seen by guided tour only, beginning October 11, 2008 through June 30th, 2009. Tours in English start at 2:00 pm. Tours in Spanish start at 3:00 pm. Please meet museum educators five minutes before the tour at El Museo’s entrance on the corner of 5th Avenue and 104th Street.

only in german

Pedro Meyer “Heresies”