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 Bravoâs 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. 1940's acquaintance Olga Costa. 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 ->. See Timeline