The University of Arizona

Lola Alvarez Bravo and the Photography of an Era

Lola Álvarez Bravo
1945
Collection Familia González Rendón

The exhibition will open on Friday, March 29 from 4:30 to 5:30pm for a special preview before the lecture "Lola Alvarez Bravo, Rethinking the Archive."

Lola Alvarez Bravo and the Photography of an Era sheds new light on one of Mexico’s most important photographers. Originally organized by the Diego Rivera Studio Museum in Mexico City, this traveling exhibition presents a selection of fine prints from the González Rendón Archive, a recently discovered body of materials that encompass the long arc of Lola’s career. For its installation at the Center for Creative Photography, guest curators Rachael Arauz and Adriana Zavala have also chosen a group of works from the CCP’s own archive of Lola Alvarez Bravo photographs. Featuring both iconic and lesser-known images, as well as photographs by her former husband Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and by her students, the joint presentation of these two archives will inspire fresh insights into this fascinating photographer’s rich contributions to modern art.