Photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo's impact was not only huge in Mexico, but in the international world of modern visual arts. His subjects included individuals and buildings from both urban and rural regions, capturing images in unique ways. While he was never fully defined as a surrealist artist, Bravo obviously took inspiration from the movement, as many of his photographs had surrealist qualities to them. His work also has documentary elements: His images often featured poets, farmers, revolutionaries, nude models, restaurants, and flora and fauna from the region. At this ongoing show guests will be able to see 35 photographs by Bravo, whose work can be seen today echoing in unexpected places like Vanity Fair, National Geographic, and Architectural Digest.
Feb. 25-April 30, 2011