- Graciela Iturbide (Mexican, birth 1942)
- Self-portrait of Childhood, 1984
- Gelatin silver print
- H: 19.5 in, W: 24.25 in (H: 49.5 cm)
- Museum purchase, 1999
This is a black and white photograph of a little girl. She is holding the hand of a person who is outside of the frame of the image. She is wearing a white dress and socks and sandles with a tiara on her head. They are walking up a rocky slope outside. The girl is dressed up for the feast day in San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico. Further Remarks: Feast day is now a light-hearted festival but originally was a pre-Hispanic pilgrimage. Children dress as angels and ghoulish brides, while adults wear costumes of skeletons or political figures.