Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Organized by Fred Parker, the Pasadena Art Museum’s first curator of photography, this exhibition surveyed 40 years of work by Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002). It was the first exhibition of his work in America, and at the close of the show, PAM purchased all 66 photographs.  After opening in Pasadena, the exhibition traveled to The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the George Eastman House in Rochester. Intermittently between 1971 and 1973, the show also visited seven other venues in the United States. It was accompanied by an illustrated catalogue that included an extensive biography of the artist as well.