Lola Alvarez Bravo




This is the first English-language book on Lola Alvarez Bravo, Mexico's first woman photographer, to encompass the full range of her work, including some images never before published and several of her little-known photomontages. Approaching photography from multiple angles, she worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, and professional portraitist, while also creating intensely personal images of people, places, and things throughout her native Mexico. In addition, she played a vital role in the Mexican cultural scene, as an inspiring teacher of photography, as friend of innumerable artists and writers (many of whom she photographed), and as owner of a prestigious gallery that presented the first solo show by her friend Frida Kahlo, the subject of some of Alvarez Bravo's most powerful portraits.