Brehme Hugo
Mexico et Yucatan

Hugo Brehme

About the artist

1882 — 1954

Hugo Brehme, born in Germany, was a Mexican photographer who worked almost exclusively in black and white. Considered a pioneer of pictorialist photography in his homeland, Brehme's photographs of landscapes, railways and monuments depicted a modernising Mexico, and were commissioned for travel guides and tourist magazines throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Brehme's work also appeared extensively on postcards.

Brehme did in 1954 in Mexico City. Much of his work was subsequently donated to the National Museum of Mexican Art, and two of his pictures of the Mexican Revolution can be found at the Getty Research Institute in LA today.

Technical information

Image 1: Mexico et Yucatan, 1920