Purple Magazine
— The Mexico Issue #36 F/W 2021

manuel álvarez bravo


all photographs copyright archivo manuel álvarez bravo

iconic modern mexican photo-grapher manuel álvarez bravo broke with the stereotypical and picturesque to reinterpret his mexican roots. he documented workers, strikes, muralists, and the progressive spirit of postrevolutionary mexico, touching upon the surreal with a sense of irony and subtle eroticism. in 1938, he met the french surrealist andré breton, who exhibited his work in france. in his final years, he explored the feminine nude. he lived to be 100

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The Mexico Issue #36 F/W 2021

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