El Perro Veinte
(Dog Number Twenty)
1958, gelatin silver print, 8x10 in (20.3x25.4 cm)
An intellectual and philosopher, Bravo demonstrates a remarkable ability to create photographs that blend social consciousness with poetic imagery. By drawing the act of viewing into his work, he creates an extended meditation on the nature of photography itself. He presents a concise vision of Mexico as a literal and symbolic landscape of subjects detained in dream-world tableaux of longing, solitude, candor, and foreboding.