The Mexican Suitcase

Rediscovered Spanish Civil War negatives by Capa, CHIM, and Taro

Mexican Suitcase Film:

  • The Mexican Suitcase film by Trisha Ziff
  • The film was shown in New York and Los Angeles at the DocuWeeks Festival (during the third week, Aug 26-Sept 1, 2011):  
  • Opening film for the American Film Institute, Silver Spring, MD (September 22, 2011)

The Exhibition:

  • Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France February 27–May 26, 2013
  • Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain | July 15–September 30, 2012 
  • Museo de Bellas Artes BilbaoBilbao, Spain February 27–June 10, 2012 
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain October 6, 2011–January 15, 2012 
  • Rencontres d’Arles PhotographieArles, France July 4–September 18, 2011 
  • ICP Museum, September 24, 2010  –  January 9, 2011
  • The Mexican Suitcase, Museo San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico, October 8, 2013–February 9, 2014

Publications and Articles:

  • Exhibition Catalog: The Mexican Suitcase – The Legendary Spanish Civil War Negatives of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour
  • From the “New York Times”  – published September 24, 2010
  • A Secret Archive: On the Mexican Suitcase (by Dan Kaufman) – January 24, 2011 edition of The Nation.
  • From the  “New York Times”  – published April 29, 2009
  • John Migden article (March 25, 2010)
  • Adeline Sire from “The World”. Web page and slideshow on “The World”
  • Secrets of the Mexican Suitcase by Michèle C. Cone (Artnet)
  • Trisha Ziff’s illustrated story of the excitement around the 2007 recovery of the Mexican Suitcase with Spanish Civil War negatives from CHIM, Robert Capa, and Gerda Taro
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