June 10, 2008

Dionisio Pulido by Walter Reuter

Some weeks ago I discovered in the university's library of old & used books the catalogue of an exhibition about Walter Reuter (Berlin 1906-Cuernavaca 2005), the guy who revolutionized the photo-journalism in Mexico.

The adventures of his life are worth a reading, and his pictures are amazing. He used to work with the Magnum photographers and with Manuel Álvarez Bravo, among many others. Like Dr. Atl, we also worked several years on the Paricutín volcano. He also was the cameraman of the film "Raíces", which won a prize in Cannes (1955).

By the way: this is the best portrait of Dionisio Pulido I have ever seen. Since it was not on the internet, I scanned it (
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kust e.V., "Walter Reuter. Berlin, Madrid, Mexiko. 60 Jahre. Fotografie und Film (1930-1990)", Argon, 1990, p.52.).


Anonymous said...

is he smoking a joint?

Lord of The Strings said...

That man was my grandfather's uncle..His name Was Ramon Pulido and His Father's name was Eleuterio pulido(Dionisos bother).my name is Diego Ornelas Pulido

Enrique G de la G said...

¡Wow, Diego, increíble! Dionisio es mi (único) héroe.

¿Y tú qué onda? Busqué tu blog pero está vacío. ¿Dónde vives, a qué te dedicas?

Enrique G de la G said...

Por cierto: mira aquí todos los posts sobre tu tío-bisabuelo: http://enriquegdelag.blogspot.com/search?q=dionisio


Alma said...

I just happened to be doing some research and stumbled upon this photo. I've never seen this picture of my great grandfather. Awesome find!

Enrique G de la G said...

Guys, I need to get in touch with you, could you please mail me (check my profile)? I cannot find your addresses...


Rodrigo said...

I very much enjoyed your post. Walter Reuter was my grandfather. Diego and Enrique, happy to email more and share photo stories. See my profile http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rodrigo-martinez/1/52/b85

I work in a design firm in Boston. I recently started writing a movie script on my Grandfather's life.


Rodrigo said...

Hi Enrique and Diego,

Happy to read your posts... I grew up looking at this and other photos, Walter Reuter was my grandfather...;-), my full name is Rodrigo Martinez Reuter

I live in Boston now and work in a design firm. Anyway, feel free to email and we can chat more about photos and grandfather stories.

Here is my linked in profile.

Saludos from Boston,