Lola Alvarez Bravo

Lola Alvarez Bravo

2 Seasons

Bilingual. English & Español
Join us in this captivating course as we delve into the life and work of Lola Álvarez Bravo, a trailblazing figure in Mexican photography and the first female photojournalist in Mexico. Through expert-led videos, we will uncover the remarkable journey of this visionary artist who captured the essence of Mexican culture, society, and politics through her lens. From her early influences to her groundbreaking contributions to the world of photography, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Álvarez Bravo's impact and legacy. Whether you're a photography enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about this remarkable artist, this course offers a comprehensive exploration of Álvarez Bravo's life and lasting influence. Join us on this illuminating journey into the world of Lola Álvarez Bravo's photography.

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Lola Alvarez Bravo
  • Part I: A post-revolutionary woman coming out of the shadow

    Episode 1

    In this video, you will discover the circumstances that propelled Lola Alvarez Bravo into her role as the first female photojournalist in Mexico. We will delve into specific aspects of her political context to comprehend why she began to distance herself from the conception of national identity c...

  • Part II: The paradox of documenting Mexico

    Episode 2

    In this video, we will delve deeper into her practice, analysing several of her photographs. Through this exploration, we will uncover how she distanced herself from her mentor and former husband, beginning to narrate a chronicle of Mexico in the early 20th century that deviated from the mainstre...

  • Part III: Other major contributions

    Episode 3

    In this video, we will study two significant contributions of Lola Alvarez Bravo to Mexican art that allowed the Mexican audience to understand the power of the photographic medium, particularly photojournalism, and enabled her to tell the cultural story of Mexico at the beginning of the 20th cen...