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Truth in advertising

Often a distinction is made between “commercial” and “artistic” photography but as these works show a photograph can be both at the same time. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, El Sistema Nervioso Del Gran Simpatico, ca. 1929 (1.1979.b)   Gjon Mili, Powder … Continue reading

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Diez Desnudos

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Siests en la Hierba, 1979 (printed 1981) (252.1995) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Xipetotec, 1979 (printed 1981) (251.1995) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Fruta Prohibida, 1976 (printed 1981) (557.1984) Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Espejo Negro, 1936 (printed 1981) (253.1995) The body of woman is a poem … Continue reading

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The Wall As Photographic Surface

Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera: Festival of the Tractor, ca. 1927 Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Paisaje Inventado, 1972 Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) was born in Mexico City on and grew up in the midst of a violent and politically unstable Mexico … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Parabola Optica, 1931 Unidentified Photographer, [Jack’s Saloon], ca. 1940s Russell Lee, Sign, Chicago, Illinois, April 1941 Weegee, “Wartime New York: Our Little Businessmen Bounced Around by War… Vacant store becomes baby carriage depot,” January 18, 1943 Aaron … Continue reading

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