Manuel Álvarez Bravo at Ninety-Five.
An Exhibition of Rare Platinum Prints.
Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica, 1997. 13 pp., 11 duotone illustrations, 9x9".
This catalogue's images, drawn from The Gallery for Contemporary Photography's exhibition of the same name, flesh out a unique and sensual surrealism as it was forming in Manuel Álvarez Bravo's early days and as it was revisited sixty years later. Storefronts, windows, nudes, and figures from Mexico all convey the sense of beauty and social conviction that have made Bravo such an important master.