Emiliano Zapata from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana
Maker and role
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.
Emiliano Zapata is legendary for his leadership of the military forces that brought down the government of President Porfirio Díaz in 1911. He is an iconic figure in Mexican culture and his name is synonymous with social and political revolt. The streets of Mexico City still reverberate with shouts of "Viva Zapata" during demonstrations. His name is invoked in support of a wide range of issues from educational reform to transgender rights.
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