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Mexican photography showcased at Wittliff Collection

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For more than 25 years, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University has been working to preserve the creative legacy of the Southwest and Mexico.

"When you walk into the space of the Wittliff Collections it really throws you into a different kind of time and space from what you're expecting from a big library building on a campus," David Coleman with the collection said. "We show exhibits from our own collections so you can really get a peak into what's behind the scenes here, what's in the storerooms."

Right now, two exhibits showcase the depth of its collections of photography.

"One of the best collections of photography in the state and probably the biggest and best collection of Mexican photography outside of Mexico," Coleman said.

México Lindo features images by more than 50 photographers.

Also featured is an exhibit of the Wittliff's Manuel Álvarez Bravo collection.

"He's really one of the founders of modern photography just generally but also especially in Mexico and he had an amazing eye here he would see things you wouldn't ordinarily see in everyday life," Coleman said.

The exhibit is the result of more than two decades of collecting and contains some of the photographer's most famous images.

"People can really see a broad survey of his entire career," Coleman said.

The collection is held on the seventh floor of the school’s library.

The Wittliff Collections will host a special reception on Sunday September 8th highlighting the two exhibits. Find more information here.

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