Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Mexican (Mexico City, Mexico, 1902 - 2002, Mexico City, Mexico)


photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • Untitled [From the set of the film La perla (The Pearl) based on the novel by John Steinbeck]

    Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Untitled, 1945; gelatin silver print, 3 in. x 3 7/8 in. (7.62 cm x 9.84 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Colette Urbajtel / Asociación Manuel Álvarez Bravo

3 in. x 3 7/8 in. (7.62 cm x 9.84 cm)
Acquired 2011
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase
© Colette Urbajtel / Asociación Manuel Álvarez Bravo


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