Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit that both commemorates and compliments the publication of a major work in Latin American photography, Timeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme.
This will be the first exhibit of Brehme’s photography in the United States. The exhibit will also include a sprinkling of work by some of his noted contemporaries in Mexico: Paul Strand, Gordon Abbott, Anton Bruehl, Laura Gilpin, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Edward Weston, and Tina Modotti. In total, thirty-eight photographs from this formative era in Mexican photography will be exhibited.
Hugo Brehme has often been said to be the “grandfather” of Mexican photography. Working in Mexico from 1905 until his death in 1954, Brehme was a central figure in the creation of a Mexican aesthetic, which, in turn, was a vital part of the reformulation and strengthening of Mexican nationalism, a proud definition of what is Mexico and who are Mexicans.
When: April 19 – June 9, 2012
Where: Throckmorton Fine Art,
145 East 57th St. #3, NY