Fusilamiento (Execution by Firing Squad) from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana
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Artist: Artemio Rodriguez, Mexican, born 1972
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Rodriguez collaborated with Juan Pascoe on the portfolio, with Pascoe providing the letterpress text for the title page.
Fusilamiento (Execution by Firing Squad) is a reminder of the human toll of the Revolution. Firing squads were a common method of killing one's political opponents. Porfirio Díaz famously ordered his forces to kill rebels "en caliente," which is akin to saying in English "kill them on sight, no questions asked." Estimates of the number of people killed during the Revolution range from 1 million to 3.5 million.
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