In Her Own Light. Lola Alvarez Bravo, Olivier Debroise, James Oles.

In Her Own Light

Tucson: Center for Creative Photography/The University of Arizona, 1994. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps.

"Lola Alvarez Bravo accepts the reality before her lens. Her own presence is rarely felt in the image...This voluntary distancing—which does not deny her subjectivity—does not translate into cold or impersonal photographs, but rather into images overwhelmed by intimacy." Exhibition catalog for a posthumous show of the work of Lola Alvarez Bravo, widely recognized as Mexico's first professional woman photographer. The images presented here derive from the photographer's own archive, which she bequeathed to the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. Often overshadowed by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, her ex-husband, Lola fought most of her career to receive the same recognition both commercially and as an artist. Illustrated with 36 duotone plates, including portraits of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Marion Greenwood, and Carlos Pellicer; with an intimate text by Alvarez Bravo’s close friend and confidant Olivier Debroise, a list of works in the collection, an artist chronology, and bibliography. Text in English and Spanish. Fine. Item #2765


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