dimanche 1 novembre 2009
LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO
Lola Alvarez Bravo began her career as a photographer in the midst of the artistic and political ferment that followed the Mexican Revolution. In the 1920's and'30s, she moved in the artistic circles of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco. Mexico's socialistgovernment promoted intellectual freedom and a greater public role for the arts, which in turn attracted to Mexico cultural leaders from around the world. Sergey Einstein, André Breton, D.H. Lawrence, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Paul Strand and Henri Cartier-Bresson are only a few of the figures drawn to the country by a heady idealism and the opportunity to escape convention. When Lola and her husband, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, first took up photography in the late 1920s, there was hardly a more auspicious moment or place to become a visual artist.
- excerpt from the book: Lola Alvarez Bravo by Elizabeth Ferrer
Aperture Foundation Books ISBN13:978-1-931788-94-6
Music: Elliot Goldenthal , Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs
from the soundtrack to the film Frida.