Name Descriptor: Alvarez Bravo, Manuel×
  • [Letter] 1930 Junio 18, México D.F. [to] Ignacio García Tellez, Rector de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma
    Lombardo Toledano, Vicente, 1894-1968
    1930
    In this letter, the interim director of the Escuela Central de Artes Plásticas [Central School of the Visual Arts] informs the rector of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico], and attorney-at- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795917

  • Adiós a la fotografía : correspondencia de Tina Modotti a Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942
    1931
    In this letter written by Tina Modotti in March 1931 to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she mentions the recommendation she has made to a photo agency in Berlin. Her purpose is for Álvarez Bravo to provide them with some current images, whether recently [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795195

  • Algo sobre la exposición de la Tolteca
    1932
    In this issue of the magazine Helios—the official publication of the Asociación de Fotógrafos de México—an editorial expresses disagreement with the results of the photographic competition sponsored by the cement company La Tolteca. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748969

  • Arte y revolución: una polémica en la LEAR
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1936
    In the 1990s, the magazine Memoria reported on a controversy that led to the great 1936 exhibition organized by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]. The article explains that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779783

  • Cartier Bresson
    Torri, Julio, 1889-1970
    1935
    In his essay on Cartier-Bresson’s exhibition, Julio Torri attempts to define the outstanding features of the French photographer’s work. He finds that, far from cluttering his views with smokestacks or skyscrapers, Cartier-Bresson focuses on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806654

  • Correspondencia de Tina Modotti a Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942
    1931
    In this letter from Tina Modotti to Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she expresses some of her opinions about the character of Antonieta Rivas Mercado (A.R.M.), whom Modotti deems bourgeois and decadent—which would explain her suicide in 1931. She then lets [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795203

  • El Arte Negro
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    1945
    In his essay, “El arte negro” [The Black Art], Manuel Álvarez Bravo mentions several factors that substantiate photography’s standing as an art form. In this photographer’s opinion the practice, like other forms of artistic expression, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744774

  • Función de la fotografía
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1945
    This profound essay by the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros was prompted by what critics had said about Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s exhibition at the Sociedad de Arte Moderno. Siqueiros describes the critiques as a useless form of photo-literature [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760429

  • La fotografía y la fotografía en México
    Aragón Leiva, Agustín
    1929
    In this article, Aragón Leyva defends the artistic qualities relevant to photography. In a rapid analysis ranging from scientific to technical discourse about the image, the writer points out the specific characteristics of photographic creation. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789232

  • La interesante
    1928
    The anonymous author refers to the competition established in Mexico under the name Primera Exposición de Arte Fotográfico Nacional [First Exhibition of National Photographic Art]. The text describes the different genres included in the competition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748959

  • Las últimas exposiciones de arte mexicano
    1930
    What is relevant in this article is that it presents a synopsis of five exhibitions that were held in the Galería de Arte Moderno—which depends on the Dirección de Acción Cívica del Departamento del Distrito Federal [an entity of civic action [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736560

  • Latin-American Art : Introduction: From the Conquest to 1900
    Lincoln, Kirstein
    1943
    The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) published this catalog along with the 1943 exhibition, The Latin American Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. It was the first major exhibition of Latin American art at MoMA, and it included works by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748193

  • Luis B. Ramos : "los riquísimos lechos subterráneos"
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    1997
    Beatriz González profiles the Colombian photographer Luís Benito Ramos Rodríguez, who produced an important body of work in the years between 1934 and 1950, during the period known as the República Liberal [Liberal Republic]. González, an artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099426

  • Manuel Álvarez Bravo
    Villaurrutia, Xavier, 1903-1950
    1945
    Xavier Villaurrutia reflects upon the artistic value of photography. He recalls that the poet Charles Baudelaire refused to consider photography among the fine arts or accept photographers as artists. According to Villaurrutia, the problem still [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744758

  • Todo en la pantalla
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1936
    In this article, Luis Cardoza y Aragón identifies the cinematographer Agustín Jiménez as one of the best photographers in Mexico, placing him in the company of Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Emilio Amero. The critic explains the differences between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748998