Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Photo: Manuel Alvarez Bravo
via The Photographers' Gallery, London

Just discovered the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, friend of Tina Modotti (who was herself a student of Edward Weston) and colleague of Diego Rivera. Bravo taught at Chicago's Hull House and exhibited alongside Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans in New York. He was also the cameraman on Eisenstein's heretofore mentioned Que Viva Mexico.

I'm ashamed that I've never heard of him -- along with all the other astonishing talent from Central and South America that we generally ignore up North.


A portfolio of Bravo's photography is available for browsing online »

1 comment:

p2wy said...

ooo thanks for the heads-up... this shot in particular is luscious with the shapes of the shadows and plants.

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