Enrique Metinides: The Man Who Saw Too MuchEva Eicker, Photomonitor March 22, 2017
The woman’s fear and shock is written all over her face, half covered by her hand; the desperation and grief in her eyes is painful to see. She is unaware of her picture being taken, as Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides was present during and in the aftermath of a human tragedy. The caption to State of Mexico (1963) informs the viewer that this woman has just discovered the body of her murdered husband. The serious, direct stare of reproach by a police officer or guard behind the woman seemingly asks ‘Why are you taking the picture? Leave her alone...’
TRAGEDY, DEATH AND DISASTER IN MEXICO CITYEva Clifford, Feature Shoot March 15, 2017
Enrique Metinides photographed his first dead body at the age of twelve. At thirteen, he became an unpaid assistant to a crime photographer at La Prensa, earning the nickname “El niño” (the boy) from the staff. Here, he would see between 30 – 50 dead bodies a day.
Enrique Metinides made an art out of looking at people looking at deathWill Martin, Apollo Mag March 9, 2017
I brought four things back from a trip to Uganda: a small clay cat; a wooden pipe designed for witchcraft; a bright blue floral shirt I had been given to wear on special occasions; and a copy of The Onion, a Ugandan tabloid newspaper. The front page of The Onion has the headline ‘Beheaded!’ in bold black type. Below, in a pink box, reads ‘Arsenal Fans Chop Off ManU Fan’s Head With Power Saw’. This provides a short explanation to the grisly colour photograph which takes up most of the front page; a man lies on a blood-streaked white sheet, his head about 12 inches away from the bloody stump of his neck.
Enrique MetinidesWall street Journal February 23, 2017
From 1948 until his forced retirement in 1979, the Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides took thousands of images and followed hundreds of stories in and around Mexico City. And what images and stories they were: car wrecks and train derailments, a bi-plane crashed on to a roof, street stabbings and shootings in the park, apartments and petrol stations set alight, earthquakes, accidental explosions, suicides, manslaughters, murder.
Law and disorder: the grisly lens of Enrique Metinides – in picturesThe Guardian February 13, 2017
As a child, Enrique Metinides photographed the bloody crime scenes of Mexico City – leading to a lifetime of ambulance chasing and macabre images.
Enrique Metinides on showBlack + White Magazine, print, January 2017 Issue January 31, 2017
"His catalogue is a reflection of the man himself: a strange dichotomy of ruthlessness and compassion, melancholy and hope, and randomness and certainty"
The Man Who Saw Too Much: Revealing the shocking photography of Enrique MetinidesKaty Cowan, Creative Boom January 31, 2017
He photographed his first dead body and published his first photograph when he was only twelve years old. At age thirteen, he became an unpaid assistant to the crime photographer at La Prensa, and gained the nickname ìEl NiNoî (the boy) from the regular press photographers.
MEXICAN ARTISTIC PRESENCE INCREASES IN THE UKMexican Embassy, online January 27, 2017
As part of the graphic arts presentations, the Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, will present, from 10th February - 24th March, the exhibition entitled, "The Man Who Saw Too Much" in the famous Michael Hoppen Gallery. The exposition shows images of wrecks and accidents that occur in Mexico City between 1948 and 1979, captured by Metinides camera.
Enrique Metinides at Michael Hoppen Gallery LondonBlack Iris Journal January 11, 2017
"car wrecks and train derailments, a bi-plane crashed on to a roof, street stabbings and shootings in the park, apartments and petrol stations set alight, earthquakes, accidental explosions, suicides, manslaughters, murder."
Enrique Metinides at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, LondonBLOUIN ARTINFO December 27, 2016
An exhibition of images by Enrique Metinides will be on view at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London from February 9 to March 24, 2017.
The Mexican artist, whose work has been showcased at several major international venues including the Museum of Modern Art, Les Recontres d'Arles Photographie and the Photographers' Gallery, was active in the field of documentary photography for over three decades - from his 10th birthday in 1944 to his imposed retirement in the late 1970s.