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Pompidou Museum, Paris – Manuel Carrillo Photographs

CFFTA donated a collection of photographic prints by the great Mexican photographer, Manuel Carrillo, to the Center Pompidou Museum.

pompidouCentre Georges Pompidou (commonly shortened to Centre Pompidou; also known as the Pompidou Centre in English) is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais.

Manuel Carrillo was born in Mexico City in 1906. His photographic work serves as an important social documentation and interpretation of Mexican Culture from the positioning of post-Revolutionary Mexico searching for its own identity. Carrillo’s poetic interpretations emphasized his preoccupation with man’s relationship to nature. This insight reveals his classical style as a modernist in search of a unified, National Mexican identity.

At the age of 16, in 1922, Carrillo left Mexico for New York where he pursued several odd jobs. During this period in New York, he settled down to work for the Wall Street firm of Neuss Hesslein and Co., but in 1930 he returned to his beloved Mexico. There he began working for one of the pioneers of the Mexican tourist industry Albert L. Bravo. Carrillo later abandoned that position to become the general agent for the Illinois Central Railroad’s office in Mexico City, where he stayed for thirty-six years, until his retirement. At the age of 49, he joined the Club Fotográfico de Mexico and the Photographic Society of America. Since 1975, Carrillo’s work has been seen in 209 individual exhibitions and 27 groups exhibits in Mexico, the United States, and around the world.

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The Arts Student League of New York

CFFTA donated resources to help fund the “Seeds of the League” arts program for children.

Art_Students_LeagueThe Art Students League of New York is an art school located on West 57th Street in New York City. The League has historically been known for its broad appeal to both amateurs and professional artists and has maintained, for over 130 years, a tradition of offering reasonably priced classes on a flexible schedule to accommodate students from all walks of life.

Through Seeds of the League, the League’s tradition of teaching art to anyone with the interest is extended into the broader New York City community in public schools and New York City Parks Department locations. At a time when arts education is ever more limited by budget constraints, Seeds of the League introduces children to art making, encouraging self-expression and creativity. At the same time, the program continues the League’s long commitment to putting our artists to work.