El ensueño (Isabel Vallaseñor) (The Dream [Isabel Vallaseñor]), Tenacatita, Jalisco, 1941
Now on view!
Lola Alvarez Bravo
Saturday, November 1, 2008 –Sunday, January 4, 2009
Naples Museum of Art
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd
Lola Alvarez Bravo (1907–1993) was Mexico’s first woman photographer. Her work is exceptional for both its compelling quality and its startling diversity. She began making photographs in 1926 under the tutelage of her husband, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and continued photographing for the next sixty years. Some of her earliest photographs reflect her husband’s influence—they shared the same simple Kodak camera, and often the same role of film. But Lola achieved her own aesthetic during the 1940s and ’50s, concentrating on two particularly vivid bodies of work: portraiture and street photography. This Aperture traveling exhibition includes vintage photographs encompassing the full range of her extraordinary work. See the accompanying book here.