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Josephine Sacabo

El patrón / The LandlordSusana and Death by Josephine SacaboEl camino / The Road by Josephine Sacabo

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Josephine Sacabo lives and works mostly in New Orleans where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambiance of the city. She is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Prior to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. She uses poetry and poetic prose as the genesis of her work, and it is poets she lists as her most important influences—among them Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huidobro, and Juan Rulfo. Sacabo’s photography has toured in numerous solo exhibitions around the world. Pedro Páramo, the sixth book in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series, features Sacabo’s photography, which was inspired by the classic Mexican novel by Juan Rulfo (UT Press, 2003). <

To read the essay, “Sacabo & Rulfo” by Elena Poniatowska, click here, also available in Spanish.