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Popocatepetl, Mexico

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Popocatepetl, Mexico

Hugo Brehme, Mexican (born Germany), (1882–1954)

Creation date: 20th century
Creation place: Mexico

Other Information

Type: Photographic prints
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Forrest D. Colburn
Accession Number: 2011.9
Dimensions: 5 7/16 in. x 3 7/16 in. (13.81 cm x 8.73 cm)
Matted 14" x 11"


Forrest D. Colburn, New York, NY ( - 1.14.11)

The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (1.14.11 - )

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In his birth country of France, Briquet worked as a commercial photographer before arriving in Mexico, where he received several government commissions. In fact, it was the dictator Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) who commissioned the Vistas Mexicanas series. This particular photograph, taken near Amecameca, is representative of this series commissioned by a leader whose policies contributed to the start of the Mexican Revolution. Diaz's interest in French culture likely led to his support of Briquet's photography. Around 1911, near the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, Briquet stopped working in Mexico.
Last Updated: 11/9/2010

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