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Antonio Caballero (Mexican, b. 1940) discovered the fotonovelas, small comic-book-like graphic novels that were popular throughout Latin America, Spain and Italy from the 1940s until the 1980s. Creating his own fotonovelas, Caballero photographed and assembled his own story lines and photographic narratives. These selected sheets emphasize the distinctly objectified feminine sexuality often seen in popular media, and without accompanying text the images reveal the power of the pose in story telling.

Antonio Caballero, Mary Hellen V, Reportaje para el periódico "Cine Mundial", circa 1976

Antonio Caballero, Mary Hellen V, Reportaje para el periódico "Cine Mundial", circa 1976