Time of Change ~ a visual dialogue between Lola Alvarez Bravo and Mariana Yampolsky is a fine art photography exhibition at Throckmorton Fine Art in Midtown East, Manhattan, Tuesday – Saturday, September 21 – December 1, 2018.
Lola Alvarez Bravo
Lola Alvarez Bravo was the wife Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the father of Latin American photography. She both assisted him and was an artist in her own right.
They were part of the Diego Rivera / Frida Kahlo crowd that attracted European artists to explore the surrealism of Mexico, so they were exposed to many international influences.
One of Lola’s most famous photographs is of Frida Kahlo.
Mariana Yampolsky was an American from Chicago. The Mexican muralist movement attracted her to Mexico. She met many famous artists through her work with the Popular Print Workshop or People’s Graphics Workshop (TGP).
Being hired to photograph the book The Ephemeral and the Eternal in Mexican Popular Art made her work become more journalistic. She focused on the architecture of rural Mexico and its old colonial plantations.
Yampolsky also photographed poor peasants on their migration to cities to find work. This is a very contemporary subject.
Time of Change
The exhibition explores two important woman photographers of Mexico who ignored making political statements and turned their lenses onto the people themselves.
Their combined work could be called “women by women.”
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145 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022
(between Lexington & Third Ave)
Midtown East, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
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