JANUARY 23 – AUGUST 5, 2012
TIMELESS MEXICO: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme
Texas State’s Wittliff Collections present Timeless Mexico, an exhibition of over 120 of Hugo Brehme’s masterful photographs of early twentieth-century Mexico. One of that country’s first modern photographers, Brehme focused on iconic subjects ranging from the Mexican Revolution to scenic landscapes, colonial architecture, and the everyday life of indigenous peoples. Included are his vintage real photo postcards and hand-tinted photographs published in Timeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme by Susan Toomey Frost, the newest volume in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series with UT Press. A longtime Brehme expert, Frost donated her major collection of the photographer's work to the Wittliff in 2009. Exhibition curated by Carla Ellard, with assistance from Kenneth Fontenot.
CLICK HERE to view the exhibition event video from March 24, 2012, featuring guest speakers Susan Toomey Frost and Dennis Brehme, grandson of Hugo Brehme.
[above, left: Timeless Mexico book cover above. right: Taxco, State of Guerrero, by Hugo Brehme]