Manuel Alvarez Bravo Bio
Manuel Alvarez Bravo was born in Mexico City in 1902. Both his father and grandfather were photographers, which greatly influenced his career. Bravo studied painting at the Academy of San Carlos when he was a young adult and he became especially interested in Abstract art. His work started about the end of the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and ended in 1920. The reason for the war was to remove Porfirio Díaz Mori from office. He had served many terms already and the opponent of his last election, Francisco Madero, called to overthrow Mori. It was a bloody war that eventually ended because of the construction of the Constitution of Mexico. The goal of the war was to support the middle and farming class of Mexico and to make sure they received fair treatment from the government. It can be seen from Bravo's photographs the reflection of a peaceful life in Mexico City, and the portrayal of the middle class people and life.