Happy Birthday Manuel Alvarez Bravo!! Mexican photographer was born today, in 1902. His grandfather was also a photographer; his father a patron of the arts. Bravo was self taught, purchasing his first camera in 1920, and went on to win an award in 1925. He was married for a time to Lola Alvarez Bravo a photographer in her own right. Both were involved in the “renaissance” following the Mexican Revolution. He photographed Mexican genre, folk art and burial rites and customs. The portrait below, shot in the artist's studio, is of well-known artist Frida Kahlo (married to Diego Rivera, also important in the post revolution Mexico politics).