"THE FRIDA KAHLO PHOTOGRAPHS" par Lola ALVAREZ BRAVO. Editions Society of Friends of the Mexican Culture, Dallas. 1991.
THE FRIDA KAHLO PHOTOGRAPHS
"THE FRIDA KAHLO PHOTOGRAPHS" par Lola ALVAREZ BRAVO. Editions Society of Friends of the Mexican Culture, Dallas. 1991. in-8 carré, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 118 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction et interview par Salomon Grimberg, illustré de 50 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc hors texte. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme itinérante qui débuta à la Barry Whistler Gallery de Dallas du 14 Septembre au 14 Octobre 1991, puis au National Museum of Women in the Art de Washington D.C. du 25 Novembre 2014 au 16 Mars 1992 et enfin au Alburkerque Museum of Art, History & Science du 1er Avril au 20 Juin 1992.
"Lola Alvarez Bravo's reputation and historical importance are secure: she's Mexico's foremost woman photographer. The expression of her artistry begins in 1925 and ends in 1989 with the tragic loss of her sight. During the span of fifty-four years, Lola Alvarez Bravo photographed what she humbly calls "Only what life placed in front of me". The reality, as her photographs prove, is much larger. It is her extraordinary sense of wonderment that made her gravitate to, discover, and photograph the soul of Mexico... One may wonder why, with an oeuvre of such magnitude, the exhibition focuses only the Frida Kahlo photographs. the answer is simple. Lola Alvarez Bravo saw Kahlo as embodying her times: "To me she was like birds and flowers and knitted quilts, a Mexican mood concentrated in an epoch and all expressed through her." The purpose of this exhibition is to bring to light a selected, but comprehensive group of photographs, the depth with which Lola Alvarez Bravo approached her subject..." Ref LPB0376