In the Name of God | Head On Photo Festival

In the Name of God

Alejandra Platt

The Embassy of Mexico in Australia and the Instituto Cervantes present the photo exhibition “En el Nombre de Dios” (“In the Name of God”) by the Mexican photographer Alejandra Platt.
Featuring portraits of some of the 62 indigenous peoples of Mexico, including Mayas, Huicholes, Lacandones and Tarahumaras.

Alejandra Platt (Sonora, Mexico, 1960). Her artistic works of photography has been awarded, among many others, by the Jumex Foundation in 2001 for “A World separated by Borders”, the Mexican National Council for the Arts (CONACULTA) for “In the name of God” in 1999, and by the Arizona Humanties Council, “Diversity of Immigration” in Arizona, USA 2009.

Her photos have been largely exhibited in more than 30 solo exhibitions including, El Centro de la Imagen (Mexican Centre for the Image) of the Mexican National Institute of the Arts; El Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico; the Embassy of México in Denmark; the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona, USA; the Arizona State Museum; The Center for Mexican American Studies & The College of Liberal Arts of The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA, among many others.

Her work is part of the book “160 Años de Fotografía en México” (160 years of photo in Mexico) published in 2005 by Océano,  Fundación Televisa, Centro de la Imagen & CONACULTA as part of the history of the Mexican contemporary photography. 

In 2000 Platt published The Solo Book “En el Nombre de Dios” edited by HighTech Editores,  México, D.F.



Official Opening Event on Friday 6 May, 6-8pm

Dates of Exhibition: 
05 May - 31 May