We would like to draw attention to the Margery Mann and Sam Ehrlich report on photography in the San Francisco Bay region. The report is included in this issue because the situation outlined is more or less identical all over the country and because of the plea made by the authors to photographers.
When I went to Mexico in 1932, I met and became a friend of Manuel Alvarez Bravo then a young man who was just beginning his career as a photographer. Today Mexico’s famed cultural center, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, announces an exhibition of Bravo’s work from 1928 to 1968, the development of a life-work.
THE EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
A report from the lively photographic activity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Boston may be the only other place in the country that even approaches this degree of activity. How long do we have to wait for Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans to catch up?
Henri Cartier-Bresson quotes Tolstoy’s War and Peace: "No matter how long or how carefully I observe the hands of my watch, the valves and wheels of a locomotive, or the buds of an oak, I know that I shall not discover what makes bells chime, locomotives move, or spring breezes blow.
On Tuesday, October 10, 1967, a photograph was transmitted to the world to prove that Guervara had been killed the previous Sunday in a clash between two companies of the Bolivian army and a guerrilla force on the northside of the Rio Grande river near a jungle village called Higueras.
Portrait of a Period: A Collection of Notman Photographs, 1856 to 1915. Edited by J. Russell Harper and Stanley Triggs. McGill University Press. 174 plates. $20.00. Late last year Canada’s McGill University Press published, as part of the nation’s centennial celebration, a volume of photographs that ranks with the relatively few notable examples of photographic book publishing.
For more than twenty years Harry Callahan’s work has demonstrated the remarkable fact that a photograph, as a vision or dream, is able to mediate between our conscious life and the dark wellsprings of our thought and sensation. Callahan’s work has now been made widely available through the publication of two monographs: one published in 1964 in Santa Barbara, and the other recently issued in New York by The Museum of Modern Art.
One of the more beautiful galleries for photography opened over a year ago in Carmel, California by the efforts of a new group named Friends of Photography. Ansel Adams is the President of the organization, Brett Weston the Vice-President, Rosario Mazzeo the Secretary and Arthur Connell the Treasurer.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo is sixty-six and was born in Mexico, D.F. Self taught, for many years he has been a major figure among Mexican photographers and an influential teacher. A portfolio of ten photographs appeared in Aperture volume 1, number 4, 1953.