Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the pioneer of artistic photography in Mexico, is considered the
main representative of Latin American photography in the 20th century.
His work extends from the late 1920s to the 1990s.
This selection of photographs was scanned from three different books:
Polaroids published by EDITORIAL RM in 2005
Desnudos: la casa azul edited by Ariadne Kimberly Huque and published in 2002
Manuel Alvarez Bravo organized by Susan Kismaric for The Museum of Modern Art in 1997
"When I work it´s by impulse. Not in the sense of planning a photograph in advance.
I work by impulse. No philosophy. No ideas. Not by the head but by the eyes.
Eventually inspiration comes. Instinct is the same as inspiration, and eventually it comes. "
-Manuel Alvarez BravoQuote and info via