Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico
Google is running a doodle on its home page in Mexico today, celebrating the 111th birthday of photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo.
Bravo is credited (Wikipedia) as Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and as the most important figure in 20th century Latin American photography. He was born on this day in 1902, and lived to be 100. He died in October of 2002.
This is one of at least four doodles Google is running throughout the world today. In Canada, Google has one honoring the last day of the Canadian penny. In Sri Lanka, Google has one for Sri Lanka Independence Day. In the Czech Republic, Google is honoring Josef Kajetán Tyl, who wrote the country’s national anthem.