Today Google Doodle celebrates one of Mexico’s first expert female picture takers, Lola Álvarez Bravo, on her 117th birthday celebration. Known for her representations of open figures, just as road photography chronicling many years of Mexican life, she is viewed as one of the nation’s pioneers of innovator photography.
Conceived Dolores Martinez de Anda in Jalisco, Mexico, on this day in 1903, the future picture taker moved to Mexico City as a youngster. It was from her neighbor, Manuel Bravo, that she originally took in the essentials of photography, incorporating creating photographs in the darkroom. The pair wedded in 1925, and both proceeded to accomplish colossal recognition for their work.
Álvarez Bravo turned into a focal figure in Mexico’s post-insurgency social renaissance, and among her most globally prestigious photos were those taken in the mid-1940s of her companion, and one of the nation’s most notorious specialists, the painter Frida Kahlo. Through her photojournalistic focal point, Álvarez Bravo caught scenes of regular Mexican life, from nearby conventions to open air barbershops, depicting the profundity and expansiveness of the nation’s way of life over a vocation spreading over the greater part a century.
In 1981, Álvarez Bravo’s home territory of Jalisco granted her a decoration of differentiation for her commitment to expressions of the human experience, and after four years, a plaque was introduced in her respect in Guadalajara’s memorable Degollada Theater.
¡Feliz cumpleaños, Lola Álvarez Bravo! Thanks to you for capturing Mexico starting from the earliest stage.