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  • ICAA Record ID
    736689
    TITLE
    El artista fotógrafo Hugo Brehme
    IN
    Nuestra Ciudad (México, D. F., México). -- T. 1, no. 4 (Jul. 1930)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 57
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Biographies
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "El artista fotógrafo Hugo Brehme." Nuestra Ciudad (Mexico City) 1, no.4 (July 1930): 57.
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    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This article explains the importance of the German photographer Hugo Brehme and his presence in Mexico. It provides a brief biographical note describing the photographer’s work in Mexico and collected in his book México pintoresco [Picturesque Mexico]. The article also emphasizes Brehme’s interest in the Mexican landscape and his commitment to capturing it in his images. It also mentions the national and international prizes Brehme was awarded for developing new printing techniques, such as the gum bi-chromate print. The location of his studio, which had recently caught fire, is noted as are his commissions from the federal government. The piece names the publications Brehme works for, including National Geographic Magazine —whose article indicates the magazine’s pride in his presence.

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This is a very descriptive biographical review of the works of the German photographer Hugo Brehme (1882–1954). It identifies a number of publications he worked for in the 1920s and 1930s. His work is also important as an example of the government’s goal of projecting a particular image of nationalism to the outside world. 

Researcher
Rebeca Monroy
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. Mexico D.F., México