History of Photography


 

 

 

 


 
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Model Lisette
 
Adams Ansel
 
Outerbridge   Paul
 
Brandt Bill
 
Rodchenko Alexander
 
Brassai
 
Sexton John
 
Bravo Manuel
 
Sherman Cindy
 
Callahan Harry
 
Skrebneski Victor
 
Doisneau
 
Smith Rodney
 
Kertesz Andre
 
Sommer Frederick
 
Koudelka Josef
 
Weegee
 
Laughlin Clarence
 
Weston Edward
 
Man Ray
 
White Minor
 
Mapplethorpe Robert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Bravo Manuel Alvarez

(b Mexico City, 4 Feb 1902).

Mexican photographer. He studied painting and music at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in 1918. In 1922, after training as an office worker, he began to take an interest in photography, and in 1923 he met Hugo Brehme shortly before buying his first camera. In 1929, through his friendship with Tina Modotti, he got to know Diego Rivera. In 1930, when Modotti left Mexico, he provided illustrations for Francis Toor’s book Mexican Folkways. From 1930 to 1931 he was cameraman for Eisenstein’s film Viva Mexico. Subsequently he met Paul Strand and Cartier-Bresson and became friendly with Mexico’s leading painters and writers. In 1938 he met André Breton, who was visiting Mexico and who was deeply impressed by the mysterious and suggestive nature of his photographs. Breton was keen to enlist him for the Surrealist cause and published some of his photographs in Minotaure.

 


Bravo Manuel Alvarez


       

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Frida Kahlo

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