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Manuel Alvarez Bravo - Master Mexican photographer


Fire Workers
- 1935



Portrait of the Eternal - 1935


Laughing Mannequins - 1930

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With a career that spans nearly eighty years, Manuel Alvarez Bravo (b. 1902) has long been recognized as one of the foremost figures in the history of photography and one of the great Mexican artists of the twentieth century.

Deeply rooted in the culture of the Mexican people, Manuel Alvarez Bravo has created a major body of photographic work the significance of which has gone unrecognized until recent years. He has focused on the subtleties of human interaction, particularly in the lower classes, to make eloquent images of dreams, death, and transient life.

Text from The Encyclopedia of Photography (1986)