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Álvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-2002

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Personal name headingÁlvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-2002
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Variant(s)Bravo, Manuel Álvarez, 1902-2002
Álvarez Bravo, M. (Manuel), 1902-2002
Birth date19020204
Death date20021019
Place of birthMexico City (Mexico)
Place of deathMexico City (Mexico)
Field of activityPhotography, Artistic Documentary photography Cinematography
AffiliationInstituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico) Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico)
Profession or occupationPhotographers
Found inLos tesoros del Museo nacional de México, 1943.
Instante y revelación, 1982: t.p. (Manuel Alvarez Bravo) spine (M. Alvarez Bravo)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, c1997: p. 78 (Mexican photographer)
N.Y. times, Oct. 21, 2002 (Manuel Alvarez Bravo; photographer; b. Mexico City, Feb. 4, 1902; d. Saturday [Oct. 19] at home in Mexico City, aged 100)
Wikipedia, June 25, 2013 (Manuel Álvarez Bravo; born February 4, 1902 in Mexico City; died October 19, 2002 in Mexico City; Mexico's first principal artistic photographer and an important figure in 20th century Latin American photography. His career spanned from the late 1920s to the 1990s with it's artistic peak between the 1920s to the 1950s. His hallmark as a photographer was to capture images of the ordinary but in ironic or surrealistic ways. His early work was based on European influences, but he was soon influenced by the Mexican muralism movement and the general cultural and political push at the time to redefine Mexican identity. In 1973 he donated his personal collection of photographs and cameras to the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. An additional 400 photographs are purchased by the Mexican government for the Museo de Arte Moderno. Álvarez Bravo was married to well-know photographers Lola Alvarez Bravo and Colette Alvarez-Urbajte and to the Latin American scholar Doris Heyden)
Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Sept. 18, 2014 biography (Manuel Álvarez Bravo; one of the founders of modern photography, he is considered the main representative of Latin American photography in the 20th century. He had his initiation into documentary photography in 1930: when Tina Modotti left him her job at the magazine Mexican Folkways. He also worked for the muralists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Between 1943 and 1959, he worked in the film industry doing still shots, which inspired him to realize some of his own experiments with cinema, etc.)