Upcoming Exhibitions at the Witliff Collections: Manuel Alvarez Bravo & Mexico Lindo

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Caja de visiones / Box of Visions by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, © 1938 AUGUST 1 – DECEMBER 1, 2013 MANUEL ÁLVAREZ BRAVO

One of the founders of modern photography, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) is Mexico’s most accomplished and renowned photographer. His images are masterpieces of post-revolutionary Mexico, composed with avant-garde and surreal aesthetics that resonate with stylized vision. Álvarez Bravo’s signature landscapes, portraits, and nudes translate reality into dream-like moments that have become iconic. “Don Manuel,” as he was called, taught photography at various schools in Mexico City and mentored generations of Mexico’s finest photographers. The Wittliff is proud to present its first-ever solo exhibition of works by this esteemed master—the result of more than 20 years of collecting—more than 50 of Álvarez Bravo’s signed prints. Included among the many famous images are: Bicicletas en domingoBicycles on SundayCaja de visionesBox of VisionsEl ensueñoThe Day DreamObrero en huelga asesinadoStriking Worker MurderedParábola ópticaOptical Parable; and Retrato de lo eterno Portrait of the Eternal.

Maguey Mazahua  © 1989 by Mariana Yampolsky


Titled in tribute to the famous song, “México lindo y querido”—whose lyrics evoke a sentiment of love of the homeland—this exhibition celebrates the beauty of Mexico as seen through both native and foreign eyes. Presenting more than 100 photographs drawn from the Wittliff’s permanent collection, México lindo explores subjects that illuminate the diversity of the country’s landscapes, speak to the dignity of the individual, and reveal the importance of family, community, tradition, and faith. Images by 49 photo­journalists and fine-art photographers span in date from modern to contemporary and represent a variety of printing techniques.


FEATURING WORK BY  Alicia Ahumada  |  Lola Álvarez Bravo |  Yolanda Andrade  |  Lizeth Arauz Velasco  |  Lázaro Blanco  |  Byron Brauchli  |  Kate Breakey  |  Hugo Brehme  |  Debbie Fleming Caffery  |  Manuel Carrillo  |  Keith Carter  |  Henri Cartier-Bresson  |  John Christian  |  Marco Antonio Cruz  |  Dennis Darling  |  Faustinus Deraet  |  Alinka Echeverría  |  Miguel Gandert  |  Héctor García  |  Flor Garduño  |  Maya Goded |  Jesse Herrera  |  Robin Renee Hix  | Graciela Iturbide |  Guillermo Kahlo  |  Joseph Keiley  |  Robb Kendrick  |  Mary Ellen Mark  |  Luis Márquez  |  Eniac Martínez Ulloa  |  George Miller  |  Tina Modotti Pablo Ortiz Monasterio |  Rodrigo Moya  |  José Ángel Rodríguez  |  Josephine Sacabo  |  Joel Salcido  |  Rocky Schenck  |  Kitty Alice Snead  |  Richard Speedy  |  Jack Spencer  |  Roger Stone  |  Paul Strand  |  Antonio Turok  |  Terry Vine  |  Edward Weston  |  Geoff Winningham  |  Bill Wittliff  |  Mariana Yampolsky