About Izote Editions

Izote Editions is an atelier specializing in photogravure. This nineteenth-century process was developed by Karl Clíc and employs a rosin aquatint in combination with carbon resist tissue to etch the image into the copper etching plate. The delicacy and tonal range obtained with these plates, printed with hand-ground etching ink, are some of the aspects which make this process a unique photographic alternative. The knowledge and practice of Izote Editions has as its foundation the more than 30 years of experience of master printmaker and photogravurest Byron Brauchli. He has worked with such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kate Breakey, Robb Kendrick, William Wittliff, Graciela Iturbide, and Francisco Mata, among others. He has taught at such institutions as The Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City), the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvárez Bravo in Oaxaca City, the Unversity of Texas at Austin, and the University of Veracruz, among others. Izote Editions, a non-profit organization, is composed of Brauchli and Leticia Mora Perdomo, a researcher and art critic. The goal is to promote a revival of photogravure and other alternative photographic processes via editions of portfolios by artists and photographers. It also contemplates production of hand-made inks and other etching supplies locally, and lastly, the organization of exhibitions that will help revive, preserve, and transmit alternative photography in contemporary Mexico.