What is it about?
The article looks at Agustin Victor Casasola's photojournalism and considers the way in which it advanced Porfirio Diaz's developmentalist agenda. Casasola's photographs engaged with contemporary positivist philosophy and presented Mexico city as an exciting space of industrial progress and modernity.
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Why is it important?
Most work on Casasola has focused on his photographs of the Mexican revolution. Much less attention has been given to his pre-revolution work. This article seeks to fill that gap.
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This page is a summary of: Agustín Víctor Casasola’s Engagement with Positivism and Spectacle in his Imagining of Mexico City During the Late Porfiriato, 1900–10, Hispanic Research Journal, September 2019, Taylor & Francis,
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