• One could think of a person who seems to have two opposing and contradictory sides to his personality; but it turns out that in the end the two sides are complementary. The same happens with an artist's work: deep down, what appear as contradictory sides are merely different registers, different aspects of the reality that the artist inhabits

    Susan Kismaric, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (1997). “Manuel Alvarez Bravo”