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Artist: Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902 - 2002)
Nationality: Mexican
Movement:
Media: Photography
Influences:

Biography:
Manuel Alvarez Bravo bought his first camera at the age of twenty and continued to teach himself how to use it successfully. In 1925, he won his first award at a local photographic competition in Oaxaca. He then returned to his birthplace of Mexico City where he met Tina Modotti in 1927. She introduced him to an array of other artists, notably Edward Weston, who encouraged Alvarez to continue in photography. Three years later, Alvarez began teaching at the San Carlos Academy. He also documented the work of Mexican mural painters and distributed the images to publications such as the journal, Mexican Folkways. Alvarez preferred to take pictures of nudes, and folk art such as burial decorations and rituals.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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J. Paul Getty Museum -
The Day Dream
J. Paul Getty Museum -
What a Small World
J. Paul Getty Museum -
Daughter of the Dancers
J. Paul Getty Museum -
The Good Reputation 1, 2, 3
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo - Paisaje Chamula c. 1979 Gelatin Silver print Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami Mexican
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Ventana a los magueyes, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1976, Gelatin-silver print
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La visita, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1935, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Carrizo y tele, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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El perro veinte, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1958, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Bicicletas en domingo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1968, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Que chiquito es el mundo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1942, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Margarita de Bonampak, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1949, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Cruce de Chalma, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1942, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Tentaciones en casa de Antonio, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Angel del temblor, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1957, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Paisaje Chamula, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1972, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Violín huichol, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1965, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Día de Todos Muertos, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , 1933, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Ventana al coro, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , early 1930s, printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Manos en el 210 de Fernández Leal, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexico, 1902 - 2002-10-19) , printed circa 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Manuel Salvador Carmona Portrait of Don Fernando de Silva Alvarez de Toledo, 12th Duke of Alba Line engraving 1786
J. Paul Getty Museum -
Sea of Tears
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Alvarez dessinant (1796 entre ; 1806 et) by INGRES Jean Auguste Dominique (dessinateur)
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The Double Agent, Laura Alvarez (United States, born 1969)  (Artist), no date, Screenprint
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Hesiquio Iriarte EL Exómo. S*r. Góral. DE DIVISION D. Juan Alvarez Lithograph 19th - 20th century
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Alvarez dessinant (assis vu de dos) ; Personnage drapé au verso (1796 entre ; 1806 et) by INGRES Jean Auguste Dominique (dessinateur)
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Arabella with Calla Lillies, Mabel Alvarez (United States, Hawaii, Oahu, 1891 - 1985)  (Artist), 1934, Oil on canvas
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Cham (AmÈdÈe Charles Henri de NoÈ) Nos Gentils Hommes:Bravo Marquis! Tu arrives le premier. Lithograph 19th century
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Paul Pontius Portrait of Dom Alvarez Bazan, Marquis de St. Croix Engraving 17th century
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Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes - Don Manuel Garcia de la Prada c. 1810 oil on canvas Des Moines Art Center Spanish
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FERNANDO ALVAREZ DE TOLEDE, DUC D'ALBE (1507-1582) (1845) by COBLITZ Louis ; MORO Antonio (d'après)
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Figure nue, précipitant ; mains (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Figures nues, étendues sur le dos ; bras ; mains (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Figure nue, tombant (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Agar et l'ange (1650) by CECCO Bravo (dit), MONTELATICI Francesco
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Demi-figure nue, précipitant ; deux bras ; une main (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Loren R. Barton Manuel drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Allégorie : Lorenzo de Medici apportant la Paix (1639 vers ; 1640 vers) by MANNOZI Giovanni
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PETIT MARCHE (1978) by GOMEZ Manuel
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Figure nue, précipitant (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Figure nue, vue du dessus ; deux études de bras (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Trois études d'une figure nue, précipitant (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Figure nue précipitant ; bras ; jambes (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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The Homeless of..., Manuel Cruz (born 1931)  (Artist), no date, Screenprint
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Manuel Alegre San Geronimo engraving 1788
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Un ange dans les airs, parait soutenir une figure qui s'élève (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco (attribué à)
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Portrait de Jacques-Antoine Manuel (1775 - 1827) (1ère moitié 19e siècle) by anonyme
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Manuel Salvador Carmona Music and Poetry 18th - 19th century
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Manuel Salvador Carmona Music and Religion 18th - 19th century
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Hans Rudolf Manuel Veronese Theater 16th century
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Manuel Salvador Carmona Music and the Theatre 18th - 19th century
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Manuel Valencia Mission Dolores oil on canvas 19th - 20th century
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Hans Rudolf Manuel Three Travelers in a Landscape 16th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
Guitar, 1912 Probably made by Santos Hernndez, foreman for Manuel RamrezMadrid, SpainWood; Total L. 38
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Portrait de Mme Manuel, comtesse de Gramedo (3e quart 19e siècle) by WINTERHALTER Franz Xaver (atelier, ?)
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Mabel Alvarez - Arabella with Calla Lillies 1934 oil on canvas Los Angeles County Museum of Art American
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Hesiquio Iriarte El M.R.P.FR. Manuel Alfaro Color lithograph circa 1880
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Ange exterminateur tenant une épée au-dessus de sa tête (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Homme nu, étendu sur le dos, bras et jambes écartés ; bras (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco
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Figure nue précipitant, reprise des jambes, d'un bras et des doigts (17e siècle) by MONTELATICI Francesco

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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Throckmorton Fine Art: Women of Mexico: Photographs by Lola Alvarez Bravo, Marianna Yampolsky, Graciela Iturbide, Flor Garduno and Marcela Taboada
The opportunity to see the work of these artists displayed side by side in a group show demonstrates the many parallels in their work. The influence of the Mexican master Manuel Alvarez Bravo is evident with each of the five photographers. Lola ...

Throckmorton Fine Art: LOLA!: Photographs by Lola Alvarez Bravo
Lola Alvarez Bravo (19071993) approached photography from many different points of view. She worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, professional portraitist, and political artist. Over many decades she contributed to the cultural...

Throckmorton Fine Art: Men of Mexico: Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Hector Garcia, Edward Weston, Fritz Henle, and Gerardo Suter
Collectively displaying photographs by these artists demonstrates many parallels in their lives and work. During his stay in Mexico, e.g., Edward Weston began a new direction while maturing as an artist, and through the suggestion of Tina Modotti...

eStudio: Guido Alvarez online
His paintings reflects the colonial architecture of the city of Cuenca, a city that is being considered as cadidate for the title of Humankind Treasure by the United Nations....

Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennis Palace: TINA MODOTTI: The Mexican Renaissance
Tina Modotti's career as a photographer began in Mexico in the 1920s. This was the time of the Mexican Renaissance, when artists explored Mexico's Indian cultures and traditions in search of an authentic and original Mexican identity. ...

Phoenix Art Museum: Keeping Shadows: Photography from the Worcester Art Museum
From daguerreotypes to digital prints, it includes masterworks by such innovators and icons of the medium as Alfred Stieglitz, Matthew Brady, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Cecil Beaton, Walker...

Photofusion Photography Centre: Eulogy to Beauty:
The concern here is not with nudity for its own sake, but with the aesthetics of beauty. However, it is a commonplace that the male - and indeed often female - gaze finds its target for this aesthetic in the feminine form, and the erotic represent...

City Gallery: VIVA LA VIDA - Frida KAHLO, Diego RIVERA and MEXICAN MODERNISM
Frida and Diego on their wedding day demonstrating together meeting art patrons in America relaxing at home with their pets embracing tenderly at the kitchen table.The 80 photographs in Frida y Diego, Amores y Desamores (Love and Disaffecti...

Davis Museum and Cultural Center: Bridging the Border: Shared Themes in Mexican and U.S. Art 1900 1950
Four themes: The City, Rural Traditions, Responses to European Modernism, and Protest and Persuasion break the show into sections that highlight areas of exchange during the first fifty years of the 20th century. Each category compares works by ...

Tacoma Art Museum: Frida Kahlo: Images of an Icon
Kahlos life story was portrayed on film by her father, her husband, her lovers, and her friends, as well as prominent photojournalists and photographers of the time. At an early age, she became aware of the beauty and magic of photography, as bot...

Throckmorton Fine Art: Diego y Frida: Photographs by Various Photographers
Diego Rivera (1886 1957) is not only the most outstanding of contemporary Mexican painters, an artist of unequaled vastness of conception; he is also the most prolific. He stands as the example of a painter who, having assimilated and utilized ...

Parrish Art Museum: Images of the Spirit: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide, Mexican Folk Masks from the Permanent Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York
Iturbide's work was influenced by two of the best-known earlier photographers of Mexico: Tina Modotti, recognized as one of the first socially concerned photographers, and Modotti's friend Manuel Alvarez Bravo, who began to photogr...

Helsinki City Art Museum's Tennis Palace galleries: Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera was fond of telling stories and some of them have become legends about his own life. However, it is known that in his youth Rivera was a member of the circle of artists in Montparnasse in Paris, together with Picasso and other...

photo san francisco, Stephen Cohen Gallery: The First Annual San Francisco Photographic Print Exposition Opens Today
Collectors, curators, and photographers will have an extraordinary opportunity to view thousands of images. The fair is organized by Stephen Cohen, organizer of photo l.a., The Lo...

photo l.a. 2000: 9th LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT EXPOSITION
Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Sebastian Salgado, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Edward Weston an...

Yale School of Art, Holcombe T. Green Jr. Gallery: Intersections/ Intersecciones: An Exhibition of Cuban Artists
Artists participating in this show are Giovanni Bosch, Christian Curiel, Florencio Gelabert, Coco Fusco, Marco Lau, Leonel Matheu, Julio Armando Mendoza, Maritza Molina, Eduardo Muoz Ordoqui, Chantal Perez, Hugo Perez, Jesus Rivera and Leandro So...

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery: Moments in Time: Master Photographs from the Currier
I think there is enough variety in this exhibit to pique people's interest,'' says Maureen Ahern, director of the Thorne-Sagendorph. Photographs range from portraits of scientists Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin to artists Andy Warhol and...

photo san francisco, Stephen Cohen Gallery: photo san francisco 2001 Opens Tomorrow
Works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Sebastian Salgado, Josef Sudek, Weegee, Edward Weston an...

Art Gallery of New South Wales: World Without End - Photography and the 20th Century
World Without End brings together some 200 works of acclaimed ...

photo l.a. 2003, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Inc.: 12th annual Los Angeles International Photographic Print Exposition Opens
BENEFIT RECEPTION - January 16th, 6-9pm The opening night preview reception will benefit the Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has one of the major collections of photogr...

New Museum of Contemporary Art: World Views Exhibition

The exhibition at the New Museum will include works by Simon Aldridge, Naomi Ben-Shahar, Monika Bravo, Laurie Halsey Brown, Justine Cooper, Lucky Debellevue, Carola Dertnig, Mahmoud Hamadani, Kara Hammond, Jeff Konigsberg, Motonobu Kurokawa, Ge...
Museum of Fine Arts: Mexican Modern: Masters of the 20 th Century
Mexican Modernism is known the world over for its beauty -vibrant colors and simple imagery -and its bold socio-political commentary. Responding to a wide gap between rich and poor, Spanish- and indigenous-descent, these artists used their talents...

Museum for Latin American Art: Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island
Artists included in the exhibition are: Pedro Alvarez, Belkis Ayon, Abel Barroso, Jacqueline Brito, Yamilys Brito, Los Carpinteros, Carlos Estevez, Rene Francisco, Carlos Garaicoa, Luis Gomez, KCHO, Sandra Ramos, Fernando Rodriguez, Esterio S...

photo san francisco, Stephen Cohen Gallery: Third Annual San Francisco Photographic Print Exposition at Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
Collectors, curators, and photographers will have an extraordinary opportunity to view thousands of images. The fair is organized by Stephen Cohen, organizer of photo l.a., the Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition which celebrated its eleve...

Center for Creative Photography: The Ansel Adams Centennial: Classic Images and A Portrait of Ansel Adams
The Ansel Adams Centennial is drawn from the Ansel Adams Archive at CCP, the largest repository of his work in the world. The archive includes voluminous correspondence, book layouts and manuscripts, ledgers, periodicals and monographs, camera...

Speakeasy Cafe: Blackchair Productions to present Independent Exposure
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PHotoEspana: Call for Artists: Descubrimientos04 (Discoveries04)
You just have to present a photographic project containing no more than 15 images (B/W or colour) on paper (photographic paper or laser photocopies). The format must not exceed 30 x 40 cm (12 x 16 inches). Fill out the registration form and send i...

High Museum: Ansel Adams and His Legacy
In addition to the "Classic Images" collection, this exhibition will focus on the important legacy of Ansel Adams' influence on the photographers that followed him. A selection of works in the section entitled "Ansel Adams and His Legacy" will f...

photo san francisco, Stephen Cohen Gallery: Fourth annual San Francisco Photographic Print Exposition Opens Today
Collecting Seminars are held before public hours, at 9 a.m., and are limited to 30 people. This year seminar hosts are Keith Davis, of The Hallmark Collection, Robert Flynn Johnson, curator in charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at T...

Side Street Projects: Projections: intermission images VIII - HMO/SUV/IPO
The exhibiton at the Laemmle Grande Fourplex Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, located on Figueroa between Third and Fourth Streets includes artists: C. Ian White; Barbara Strasen; Andrea Katz-Evans; Nizan Shaked; Manya Tan; Rebeca Puga; Michele ...

J. Paul Getty Center: Photographers of Genius at the Getty
From Hippolyte Bayard to Diane Arbus, the influential pioneers presented here span more than a century of photography, from the earliest years of the new art form in the late 1830s to the late 1960s. Each photographer featured in the exhibition ad...

New Museum of Contemporary Art: World Views Open Studio Exhibition
New Museum Henry Luce III Director Lisa Phillips said: It is crucial for cultural institutions to work together now and we felt it was important to support a vital downtown arts institution in need. The exhibition at the New Museum will pres...

San Antonio Museum of Art: Oceanic Exhibit Opens
The objects in the new gallery are a part of the Museum's permanent collection, and that is big news for several reasons. The exhibition of the Oceanic ...

Complejo Cultural La Rinconada,: The Politics of Barro / IV Barro de America Biennale
Venezuelan as well as Brazilian artists will present their projects that articulate themes such as violence, territorial prejudices, discrimination, male chauvinism, political divisions, and expressions from the urban world and the artificial natu...

photo L.A.: The 10th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
This is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors, curators and the curious to view thousands of images from all over the world. Over 6000 people attended last year...

Visual Arts League at Johnson Med. School-Univ. of Med. and Dent.: 3 Americas! Brings Together Works from the Western Hemisphere
We will get a fresh concept of America by looking at these faces and figures from all over the great strip of ...

Field Museum: Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
The Field Museum features the sections depicting Family, Work, Sports, and Culture and the Arts. The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum showcases photos of Community and Spiritual Life. Located approximately four miles apart, The...

Lonsdale Gallery: Peep Show
Amanda McCavour is a fibre artist who specializes in thread drawings. In Amandas works, thousands of threads are drawn together to define images such as figures and birds. Currently, Amanda holds a residency at the Harbourfront Centres fibre st...

Museo del Prado: The Spanish Portrait from El Greco to Picasso
Over the course of three and a half months and through a selection of 84 works, the exhibition devoted to the Spanish portrait will present a survey of the development of this genre in Spanish art from the late fifteenth century to the ea...

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Focus on the Figure: Southern California Artists (1850-1950)
Almost all the figurative artists who gathered in the artistic communities of southern California during that time had studied in Eastern and European academies which stressed the primacy of the figure. Arriving in California, they faced two chal...

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Masters of Photography: Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Getty Museum)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Getty Exhibitions)
Manuel-Alvarez Bravo artist portrait, brief biography and art
Manuel Alvarez Bravo - Great Mexican Photographer
Amazon.com: Books: Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Ironizing Mexico by John Mraz
Amazon.com: Books: Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Masters of Photography Series)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo Online
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