Rich and Famous

Saturday I went to a photo exhibit here in Houston. If you get a chance to see the touring photography exhibit, “Ricas y Famosas,” (Rich and Famous) I think you will flip out. By Daniela Rossell, the pictures are an ethnographic review of the Mexico’s super rich women. It does include one man, the son of former Pres. Salinas. See the pathetic disfigurement of human beings by consumption/wealth/material excess. The subjects of the pictures were asked to choose the location for their portrait (they chose their homes), the clothes they would like to wear, and their pose. I was angered, disgusted, felt sorrow and pity.
The book description says:
“Rather than documenting the lifestyles of indigenous peoples, the urban poor, or exotic village scenes–as so many of her colleagues have done and continue to do–she has chosen to explore the habitat, customs, and traditions of the tiniest minority in Mexico: the ultra-rich.”

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