Mexico Comes North of Border, MCASD La Jolla Features Álvarez Bravo Photos

Take a deeper look into photography influenced by Mexican photographer, Manuel Álvarez Bravo.

Artist Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002) was a pioneer in Mexican photography. His work started in in the 1920s with black-and-white photos. His works are now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

The exhibition called, Photography In Mexico: Selections From The Collection will feature 35 photos focusing on Bravo’s influence on other photographers. 

Bravo is widely known in Mexico and influenced modern photographers including his own student, Graciela Iturbide.

Most recently, 10 pieces of art photographed by Iturbides were donated to MCASD. The donation opened the doors to take a closer look into Mexican photography. 

Photographers outside of Mexico were influenced and inspired by Bravo’s work.

Other artists in the exhibit include Gerardo Suter from Argentina, Gabriel Orozco from Mexico, and Americans Alex Webb and Yvonne Venegas. 

Photos will portray Mexico’s culture, socio-economic landscape, presence of Catholic roots and spirituality, and the current state of society. 

Photography In Mexico: Selections From The Collection will be available at MCASD in La Jolla until March 10. 

General admission is $10. For more information, visit mcasd.org.


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