Born in Mexico City, Agustín Victor Casasola was a legendary photojournalist for Mexico City´s leading newspapers under the Porfirio Díaz regime. In 1914, as the Mexican Revolution gathered force, he opened one of the world’s early picture agencies and the first photographic information agency in Mexico.
Casasola had a remarkable understanding of photography´s importance as a social document. Unlike most studio photographers of his time, he took his camera everywhere– the halls of government, factories, bars, prisons, schools, and the streets of Mexico City. After the Revolution, Agustín Victor Casasola and his agency documented the impact of this political upheaval on the society of Mexico and the rebuilding of the country’s economy.
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