Manuel Àlvarez Bravo  (b. 1902 d. 2002, Mexico City, Mexico) is generally recognized as the most significant artist in Mexico working in the late 20th century and as one of the great modern masters of the photographic medium. His lyric temperament has elevated many of his images into icons that capture the unexpected combinations of everyday existence in urban and rural Mexico. His lifelong work has lent aesthetic insight into Mexico’s actual and imaginative headwaters of history, landscape, and contemporary reality.