Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"Triptico de los Martirios III (29958)" (1950) by Lola Alvarez Bravo

Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907-1993) was Mexico's first woman photographer. Her work is exceptional for both its compelling quality and its startling diversity. She began making photographs in 1926 under the tutelage of her husband, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and continued photographing for the next sixty years. Although some of her earliest photographs reflect her husband's influence - they shared the same simple Kodak, and often the same role of film - Lola achieved her own aesthetic during the 1940s and '50s, concentrating on two particularly vivid bodies of work-portraiture and street photography. (source)

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