September 13, 2018 to February 16, 2019
3716 Washington Boulevard
St Louis - 63108 MO
This exhibition presents nearly fifty photographs by Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-93), who played a critical role in Mexico's modernist wave through her work as a photographer, educator, and curator. Picturing Mexico focuses on her personal artistic practice from the 1930s to the 1970s, when Álvarez Bravo traveled across the country producing iconic portraits of her fellow artists as well as lesser-known compositions that emphasize abstract form, pattern, and the play of light and shadow. Her pictures of people at work and at leisure, of buildings new and old, and of a diverse array of landscapes bring to life an era of profound transformation from the perspective of one of Mexico's pioneering female photographers.