Lola Alvarez Bravo at the Naples Museum of Art

That’s Naples, Florida.

From the NMA website:

Lola Álvarez Bravo is widely recognized as Mexico’s first major female photographer. A pioneering figure in the rise of modernist photography, Bravo (1903-1993) was a profound humanist who used the camera to chronicle the people and places of her beloved country over a remarkable six-decade career. Diverse in subject and technique, Álvarez Bravo was a photojournalist, portraitist and street photographer. Her best-known portraits, and ultimately the work for which she gained international recognition, are those of her colleague and friend Frida Kahlo. Primarily taken between 1944 and 1945, these portraits reveal a profound knowledge of Kahlo’s physical and emotional state of pain and conflict. As this exhibition shows, Bravo was a magnificent storyteller who depicted her subjects with honesty, curiosity and an abiding affection.

The exhibition is designed by the Aperture Foundation, so you can purchase the catalog from them or through the museum.

Lola Alvarez Bravo at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of art
Through January 4, 2009
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
Naples, FL


~ by David Cupp on November 25, 2008.

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