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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories 
 
  
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Hardcover 
80 pages 
Aperture 
Published 1997 
  
Review 
  
"The photography of Manuel Alvarez Bravo is Mexican by cause, form, and content, anguish is omnipresent and the atmosphere is supersaturated with irony."--Diego Rivera 
  
 
  
"Alvarez Bravo's photographs are enigmas in black-and-white, silent yet eloquent: without saying it, they allude to other realities, and without showing them, they evoke other images."--Octavio Paz 
  
 
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
 
  
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories presents an intimate portrait of Mexico's revered photographer and, with his most beloved images, includes a selection of little-known work chosen with the photographer specifically for this classic monograph. 
  
 
  
Manuel Alvarez Bravo was born in 1902 in Mexico City. In the early 1920s he became interested in photography and joined the unique artistic world of the era between the World Wars. Friends with Tina Modotti and encouraged by Edward Weston, Alvarez Bravo began a career that would bring him international acclaim. He documented the work of the Mexican muralists, including Diego Rivera, exhibited with Andre Breton and Luis Bunuel, and then began to set his own precedents in the field of photography. In Manuel Alvarez Bravo's depiction of his world, irony is poetic, grace reads as magic, and line and contour create a heightened reality. Alvarez Bravo's vision-- often surreal, sometimes erotic, always filled with the pathos of his people-- presents the inner vitality and subtleties of Mexico for the rest of the world. 
  
 
  
In his richly descriptive and insightful "Essay of Memories," Frederick Kaufman weaves together Alvarez Bravo's recollections, biographical information, and Mexican history in order to illuminate the extraordinary story of the photographer's life against a backdrop of a complex and ever-changing culture.
 
  
 
  

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories 
  
Alvarez Bravo; & Frederick Kaufman (Contributor)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans. Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs: A Reconstruction of the 1935 Exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer); Walker Evans (Photographer); Daniel Giradin (Essay); & Ian Jeffrey (Essay)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); & Colete Alvarez Urbajtel (Essay)
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories 
  
Aperture Foundation Inc Staff; Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); & Frederick Kaufman (Contributor)
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Amanda Hopkinson
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum 
  
J. Paul Getty Museum; &  Alvarez Bravo (Photographer)
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