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Photographic exhibition presented at Mexico City's Centro de la Imagen during December 9th, 2010 to March 6th, 2011.

David 'Chim' Seymour


The exhibition is integrated with two mostly unpublished photo series: Life in Barcelona Reportage and Menorca's Reportage made by David 'Chim' Seymour in 1937-38 on request from Fernando Gamboa as part of the campaign in favour of the Spanish Republic that he was carrying out in Mexico, as well as vintage publications and a small selection of Chim's work in Mexico done for the Lazaro Cardenas' government.

Due to the tragic ending of the war these series could not be exhibited until now, 71 years later. Worth mentioning is that the negatives of these prints have not been found yet, which makes them invaluable and unique. These photographs belong to the Gamboa Archive and the images' rights are from Magnum Photos/David Seymour, courtesy of Ben Shneiderman.


Fernando Gamboa



Organizer and curator

Alejandro Castellanos
Cecilia Hidalgo
Technical Assistant Manager

Special Guest
Mrs. Dolores Ríos
Cultural Advisor of the Spanish Embassy

Guest Cellists:
Tomás Gutiérrez Patiño
Maricarmen Vaue


Trisha Ziff

Patricia Gamboa (Mexico)
Carole Naggar (USA)
Pedro Corral (Spain)

Israel de León

Invitation Design:
Lourdes Franco
Jesús Torres Kato

Lucía Durana
212 Berlin

Special Collaboration:
Teratoma A.C.
Marcela Ramírez
Board Secretary


Patricia Gamboa
Carmen Garza
Emma Cecilia García
Miriam Teodoro
Jesús Torres Kato
Benito Estrada
Huitzi Torres
Martín Prado
Roberto Ojeda

Antonio Velázquez

Musical Selection:
Rodrigo de Oyarzábal

Miriam Teodoro
Antonio Velázquez

Benito Estrada


Special thanks to:

Michael Nyman

Trisha Ziff

Ben Shneiderman

Promotora Cultural Fernando Gamboa A.C.
Patricia Gamboa

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