pablo aquinacoPablo Aguinaco, photographer, was born in Mexico City in 1950.  He attended the National School of Painting and Sculpture “La Esmeralda” in Mexico, D.F. between 1969 and 1974.  Studied photography from 1975 to 1978 in L’Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture et des Arts Visuels “La Cambre” in Brussels, Belgium, under a scholarship from the Belgian Government.  He was awarded a grant for editorial projects by the National Foundation for Culture and Arts, FONCA in 1993; the Quorum photography award by the Mexican Design Council in 1997, among other recognitions.


  • Galería Juan Martín 1978
  • Galería de Arte Mexicano 1980
  • Museo Mexicano de San Francisco, California 1982
  • Museo Carrillo Gil 1983
  • Instituto Cultural Mexicano San Antonio, Texas 1984
  • Biblioteca de México 1993
  • Ateneo Mexicano de Fotografía 1994
  • Centro Cultural Mexicano Paris, Francia 1995
  • Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. 1998
  • Museo de la Ciudad de México 2002
  • Centro Cultural Mexicano Quito, Ecuador 2006
  • Estación Pino Suarez, Metro de la Ciudad de México, 2007-08
  • Galería EPSON México, D. F. 2007
  • Rendon Fine Arts Gallery, San Antonio, Texas 2008


  • El Ropero de Frida – the book of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe was published by Banco de México in collaboration with the State Government of Nuevo León. First edition, 2007
  • El Color del Tiempo – is a monograph of 30 years of work, part of the Luz Portátil collection co-edited with Artes de México, text by poet Rafael Vargas. First edition, 2007.

Pablo has photographed covers for Revista de la Universidad de México magazine, the Biographies of Power series of books from F.C.E. and several books on Mexican cuisine for Editorial Clio. He has published numerous books with Art reproduction, catalogs for artists and shows, including Visión Pictórica, (Pemex) Goitia, (Fondo Editorial de la Plástica Mexicana) Arte Oaxaqueño, Editorial Siglo XXI, Europalia Sria. de Rel. Exteriores, Guías de viaje de la editorial Azabache, among many others. He has also produced covers for numerous titles on art and Mexican history. His most recently published book of images is “Frida’s Wardrobe”, and he is a frequent collaborator with Artes de Mexico magazine among others.

Pablo still lives and works in Mexico City.