An index of Mexico's City Skin, Pablo López Luz traces volcanic rock from the days of the Aztecs to the rise of modernist architecture.

An essay by Alvaro Enrigue about my Piedra Volcánica project, commissioned by Aperture Magazine for their Mexico City Issue, with collaborations by several Mexican photographers and writers.

¨The first time I saw an image by Pablo López Luz, I thought that his work dealt with the problem of abstraction in photography. To register the mineral-infused waves of the volcanic-rock walls of Mexico City, in his series Piedra Volcánica (2018–19), seemed, at first impression, like a meditation on layers of texture and tone...¨

Aperture Magazine
Issue 236
Mexico City
Fall 2019