Que Chiquito es el Mundo
(How Small the World is)
1942, gelatin silver print, 8x10 in (20.3x25.4 cm)
Bravo's work reflects the radical changes of the era, both illustrating the passage of time and capturing unexpected moments of everyday life in Mexico. In the photographs of the 1930s and 1940s for which he is best known, he framed the disparity of urban and rural realities into a poetic vision of his native culture and its contradictions.