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date: 08 August 2020

Photography and Cinema in 20th-Century Mexico 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture
Author(s):
John MrazJohn Mraz

Mexican photojournalism began in 1900 and became an important tool of Porfirio Díaz’s dictatorship. Thanks to the subsidies he received from the Díaz regime, editor Rafael Reyes Espíndola imported the best European high-volume rotogravure presses and Linotype machines, which made it possible to publish photographs in Mexican periodicals and to sell them at markedly lower prices than the competition. Reyes Espíndola founded the newspaper ... ...

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