LolaAlvarezBravo

   Mexican, Female Photographer.

 1907 b.  in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico 
   Dolores (Lola) Marti­nez Vianda became  Mexico'€™s first professional women photographer. 
   She moved to Mexico City as a very young child.

 1915 orphaned at the age of eight, was raised by relatives.
 1925 m. the Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo. 
   The couple worked closely together and made the acquaintance of artists such as 
   Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. 
   Lola Alvarez Bravo’s photography was influenced by Edward Weston -> and Tina Modotti. 
   Her intimate portraits of Frida Kahlo and Maria Izquierdo resonate strangely with 
   those artists'€™ surrealistically influenced works.

 1944 Solo exhibition was held at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City.

 1951 - 1958? Ran her own art gallery which hosted the only Frida Kahlo 
   exhibition in Mexico during Kahlo's lifetime. 
   She taught photography at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City.

 1992?  Major retrospective in Mexico City.

 1993? d. Mexico City.

   A full archive of her work is located at the Center for Creative Photography 
   at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
   See work -> and more (Sp) -> also article ->.

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