Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos (1885-1962)

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« Juan Crisostomo Mendez Avalos was born in the City of Puebla in May 12 th, 1885. At that time, Puebla was an important industrial and commercial center whose proximity to Mexico City fostered an intense spirit of competition with the capital where textile factories and transit commerce became the main economical activities. Puebla competed with the national capital in several aspects, the most important were a rich religious and civil architectural heritage, a high educational institutions. This city had a prestigious background in art and art education as well as a very politically polarized social sector.

Juan C. Mendez spent at the school of Saint Bernardine, a catholic institution, his first years of education learning Spanish grammar, English language, music, bookkeeping, and typing. He entered the School of Arts and Crafts where he studied drawing, sketching and where he first developed a passion for architectural art.

In 1900, at the age of fifteen, Juan Mendez became an apprentice at the German hardware store “Soomer and Herman”, renown for its extensive stock of electric appliances, optics, photographic material and industrial spare parts and materials.

In 1906, Mr. Claudio Goit, the manager of Soomer and Herman recommended Juan Mendez for a position as administrator of a wealthy Mexican businessman called Mr. Agustin Sanchez Antunano. In 1914, he become Mr. Sanchez’s attorney. For the next fifty years Juan Mendez got job until he die.

His professional carrier was fast and ran simultaneously with the explosion and process of the Mexican Revolution [1910-1927]. If he did not belong to a high social status of those last days of General Diaz’s government, then Mendez was definitely close to wealthy and rather conservative circles at his natal city.

Therefore, the Revolutionary Movement did not overthrow Mendez’s carrier. On the contrary, his early stable economical life provided him with the time and funds to dedicate his free time entirely to photography.

As an amateur photographer, Mendez used the services of the American Photo Supply, a Kodak dealer in town. Later on, in that place he met other photographers most of them studio photographers, located in downtown Puebla. A. Bustamante, Josaphat Martinez, Mariano Tagle, J. Bianchini, Robles, Carlos Rivero were some of the photographers he frequented the most. All of them became popular for more than fifty years.

However, Mendez never established a commercial studio. It is possible that his education and skills in photography were obtained at the School of Arts and Crafts. Later he becomes a self educated photographer through professional literature. One can assume, that when he worked at Soomer & Herman he was acquainted with photographic material and equipment and it is not remote that Mendez himself acquired photo equipment through that imports dealer.  » frim this pdf

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos created a personalized series of voyeuristic, fetishistic & uninhibited nudes in puebla, mexico during the 1920s & 30s,   but they have almost all been taken during the summer of 1926 . All the first part of the pics come from this book Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos. 1885-1962. . Prólogo de José Antonio Rodríguez. Textos en español e inglés. Ediciones del Equilibrista. México, 1996. blanco y sepia Photo 46 p , and  others come from  a magazine, Luna Cornea , issue 4, 1994. I let the credits writings for some one of them, because i saw everytime 1920or 1930, nut it’s 1926…  but you can remove it if you wish. They are less good qualities because they were printed on paper. It all from the Juan Crisostomo Mendez Avalos foundation Mexico.I also have some negative I will put …

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Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos. 1885-1962. . Prólogo de José Antonio Rodríguez. Textos en español e inglés. Ediciones del Equilibrista. México, 1996. 46 p

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos. 1885-1962. . Prólogo de José Antonio Rodríguez. Textos en español e inglés. Ediciones del Equilibrista. México, 1996. blanco y sepia Photo 46 p

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, 2 plantes from serie nude in  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, 2 plantes from serie nude in Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1920s-1930s

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos -Two female reclining in the street , from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos -Two female reclining in the street , from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,   Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, 8 planches contacts série, Puebla, 1926 3

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, 8 planches contacts série, Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitledfrom serie   Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitledfrom serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos -legs   Puebla, 1926 7

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- 3 planches jambes  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos- 3 planches jambes Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,  Puebla, 1926 crop cover magazine

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Puebla, 1926 crop cover magazine

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, - Retrato (portait),1930 Fondo Juan Crisóstomo Méndez

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, – Retrato (portait),1930 Fondo Juan Crisóstomo Méndez

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Untitled from serie  Puebla, 1926 négatif

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Untitled from serie Puebla, 1926 négatif

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,  2 negatis, from Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, 2 negatis, from Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,  negatif from serie  Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, negatif from serie Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,  untitled from srie Puebla, 1926 NEGATIF

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, untitled from srie Puebla, 1926 NEGATIF

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926  NEGATIF

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, From Série Nudes In Puebla, 1926 NEGATIF

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,   Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos, Puebla, 1926

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,portrait of the artist

Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Ávalos,portrait of the artist

You can browse it on this galery. but in smaller and with a flash player. see also two portraits  Here and His Fondation

Hugh Cecil [Saunders] (1892-1974) Le livre de la beauté, 1926

Hugh Cecil-Mademoiselle Pounds, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Mademoiselle Pounds, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Madame Richard Norton, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-madame Richard Norton, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-  Mlle Elsie Scott héliogravure , 1926 , héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]- Mlle Elsie Scott héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil- Baronne Kathleen Moncheur,, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]- Baronne Kathleen Moncheur,, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil- Juliette Compton héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]- Juliette Compton héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Glamour , héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders] -Glamour , Lee Miller,  héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Hugh Cecil-Mademoiselle Pounds, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders] -Hugh Cecil- Mademoiselle Pounds, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Hugh Cecil-Prudence, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders] -Hugh Cecil-Prudence, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Lady Lettice Lygon héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Lady Lettice Lygon héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Le Portrait de mariée héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Le Portrait de mariée héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-  Joyce Barbour héliogravure , 1926 , héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]- Joyce Barbour héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-  Madame fosse héliogravure , 1926 , héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil[Saunders] – Madame Kurilo,  héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Nancy Kenyon héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Nancy Kenyon héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Lady Diana Cooper déguisé en nonne dans Wimple, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Lady Diana Cooper déguisé en nonne dans Wimple, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil- nonne,, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]- La Nonne Blanche, héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil-Mlle Edna Best héliogravure , 1926

Hugh Cecil [Saunders]-Mlle Edna Best héliogravure , 1926

 

 

 

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Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez 1926 ( écrit en bas à droite ) même série que la précédente.

Lupe Velez 1926 quand elle  était une Ziegfeld Follies Girls

Lupe Velez 1925 ( c'est ecrit en bas à droite meme serie que celle d'en dessous)

Lupe Velez 1925 ( c’est ecrit en bas à droite meme serie que celle d’en dessous) quand elle  était une Ziegfeld Follies Girls

Lupe Velez,  1925

Lupe Velez, 1925 quand elle  était une Ziegfeld Follies Girls

Plus sur la Biographie et le filmographie de Lupe Velez sur Imb

Madame d’Ora

Madame D’Ora - Tilly Losch, 1926

Madame D’Ora – Tilly Losch, 1926

 

 

 

Émil Otto Hoppé

 

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La Danseuse de ballet moderne Ludmilla Speranzewa, 1ere danseuse du théâtre de Moscou Bolchoï ,photo prise à Berlin, 1926

Spaarnestad Photo for Het Leven magazine-La Danseuse de ballet moderne Ludmilla Speranzewa, 1ere danseuse du théâtre de Moscou Bolchoï ,photo prise à Berlin, 1926

Spaarnestad Photo for Het Leven magazine-La Danseuse de ballet moderne Ludmilla Speranzewa, 1ere danseuse du théâtre de Moscou Bolchoï ,photo prise à Berlin, 1926

 

Maurice Goldberg-Lenore Ulric,1926

Maurice Goldberg –Lenore Ulric, 1926

Maurice Goldberg –Lenore Ulric, 1925