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Alex Phillips’ exhibition, Builder of Atmospheres, was inaugurated in Plaza Benito Juárez

By: Juan Roilan Salgado Z.

As part of the 16th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the festival, and Héctor Orozco, curator of Fundación Televisa, presented the photographic exhibition: Alex Phillips, Builder of Atmospheres, made up of images from the Televisa Foundation archive, in the Plaza Benito Juárez of the city of Morelia.

Héctor Orozco and Daniela Michel.

During the tour, Héctor Orozco mentioned the process he embarked on to select and mount this exhibition: “I tried to look for images in the Televisa archive that had reference to this very impressive way that he had to dramatize the scenes, try to set a mood that dictates the director’s story in photography, the dramatic shades or light comedy. This is how I selected pieces of his filmography, looking for the most important directors like Luis Buñuel, Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, Julio Bracho.

Regarding the arrangement of the images in the exhibit, he said: “To think that a more or less chronological journey helps people to understand the character’s story, a process that has not been attempted in these years but that amuses and excites me very much”.