Following the Constitution of 1917, Mexico became a popular destination for foreign artists and intellectuals. The climate and landscape, combined with a low cost of living, provided ideal space for exploration of new ideas. Among the artists that explored the Central American nation was Edward Weston. The photographer became a central force in a vibrant scene in Mexico City during the 1920s.

On May 30, 2009, MFA Boston opens Viva Mexico! featuring 35 rare works from Weston’s time in El Jefe.