Hugo Brehme


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(1882–1954), German-born landscape and architectural photographer, active in Mexico. Stylistically a pictorialist, Brehme migrated to Central America to exploit the international market in travel photography, and moved to Mexico in 1905. His main interest was the country's natural beauty and architectural heritage, and figures appear in his photographs mainly to indicate scale and perspective. Many of his pictures were published as postcards, which today are highly prized.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

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