Images of the Mexican Revolution

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Images of the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) presents rare, powerful, and compelling period photographs of one of the twentieth century’s longest and deadliest conflicts.

The Mexican Revolution resulted in the deaths of more than a million people. The exhibition explores this conflict through a range of dramatic and often emotional period photographs. It features the images of women warriors, child labourers, military rulers, the poor, privileged elites, and charismatic revolutionaries. The exhibition’s historic and continuing themes, such as democracy, civil rights, and governance, are both Mexican and universal in their immediacy and importance.

This exhibition was created by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia National (the National Museum of Anthropology and History), Mexico and is presented in partnership with the Mexican Embassy in Canada.

Photo: National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)