Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Maria Antonella Pelizzari
Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–1993), a Mexican photographer, photojournalist, portraitist, and teacher created approximately thirty photomontages during the span of her fifty-year career. This thesis argues that Álvarez Bravo turned to photomontage during targeted periods of her career in order to contest and challenge prevailing discourses on motherhood and femininity. A close analysis of eight photomontages produced between 1935 to the last printed in 1958 make evident the manifold ways Álvarez Bravo represented gender as a contested, political, and personal concern.
Hernandez, Alana, "Contesting Representations of Gender and Womanhood in Mexico The Photomontages of Lola Álvarez Bravo, 1935–1958" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.