Exhibition: Lola Álvarez Bravo, Madrid

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Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993)
Círculo de Bellas Artes
Alcalá, Madrid
2 June – 30 August 2015

One of the outstanding Mexican photographers of the twentieth century and one of the key figures in the post-revolutionary artistic renaissance of Mexico along with Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who was her husband. Her professional career included commercial photography and professional portraits. She recorded the work of outstanding painters for the archives of the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts, she documented cultural events, taught at the Academia de San Carlos, created a photography workshop and founded the Galería de Arte Contemporáneo. She was inspired by photographers like Weston and Cartier-Bresson, and developed an extensive photographic work, of note among which are documentary images of Mexican daily life and experiments with photomontage and mural photography. She created a visual biography of the Mexico of the twentieth century from its cultural and artistic spheres to its urban and rural aspects.

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