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Māra Brašmane: 5 photographs, 5 stories

Māra Brašmane (1944) is one of the most known photographers in Latvia whose works have been published in more than 50 books, albums and catalogues. She started studying photography in 1962 and is entirely self-taught photographer. In 1984, she graduated from the photo – film department of the Riga Cultural Workers’ Technical School. She worked as a photographer at the Rundāle Palace Museum and the National Museum of Art. Brašmane worked mostly in black-and-white documentary style. In the 1970s and 80s, she took photographs of people in an informal environment and created socially based reportages. She has two photobooks – The City of My Youth (Neputns, 2005) and Central Market (Orbita, 2018). From 17 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, Latvian Museum of Photography will host her solo exhibition Looking Back.

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