Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories

Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographs and Memories Manuel Alvarez Bravo began photographing in during Mexico s thriving post revolutionary artistic renaissance His influences from indigenous cultures to contemporary European trends combined th

  • Title: Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories
  • Author: Manuel Álvarez Bravo
  • ISBN: 9780893817190
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Manuel Alvarez Bravo began photographing in 1924, during Mexico s thriving post revolutionary artistic renaissance His influences, from indigenous cultures to contemporary European trends, combined through his artistry to form a unique, transcendent vision rooted in the iconography of his country While his early work embraced Mexico s urban realities, its peasants and woManuel Alvarez Bravo began photographing in 1924, during Mexico s thriving post revolutionary artistic renaissance His influences, from indigenous cultures to contemporary European trends, combined through his artistry to form a unique, transcendent vision rooted in the iconography of his country While his early work embraced Mexico s urban realities, its peasants and workers, and its hauntingly beautiful landscape, Alvarez Bravo s ever present acknowledgment of the macabre prompted Andre Breton, the leader of Surrealism in France, to claim him as an exponent of the movement Prolific, uncompromising, and committed to advancing the arts of his country, nevertheless, public recognition eluded Alvarez Bravo, even in Mexico, until the 1970s, when his photographs were exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum in California and at New York s Museum of Modern Art, in 1971 But it was not until 1997 that his work became widely known through a definitive exhibit of 185 photographs at the Museum of Modern Art and the simultaneous publication by Aperture of Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographs and Memories Manuel Alvarez Bravo won his first award in 1931, and then decided to pursue photography as a career He met Andre Breton in 1939, and his work was subsequently included in Surrealist exhibitions in Paris In 1942, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired their first works by Alvarez Bravo in 1955, his photographs were included in Edward Steichen sFamily of Man exhibition at MoMa In 1959 Alvarez Bravo co founded the Fondo Editorial de la Plastica Mexicana, with the goal of publishing books on Mexican art, which he co directed until 1980, and from 1980 to 1986, he devoted his time tofounding and developing the collection of the first Mexican Museum of Photography Alvarez Bravo is the recipient of the Sourasky Art Prize 1974 , the National Art Prize Mexico, 1975 , a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 1975 , the Victor and Erna Hasselblad Prize 1984 , and the International Center of Photography s Master of Photography Award 1987 Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographs and Memories presents an intimate portrait of Mexico s revered photographer and, with his most beloved images, includes a selection of little known work chosen with the photographer specifically for this classic monograph.

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