Hundreds of thousands of images from the most diverse fields make up the Fundación Televisa Collection and Archive, whose origin dates back to 1974, when the Fundación Cultural Televisa was created with the aim of promoting Mexico's cultural heritage. The diversity of the collection ranges from the classic photography collections made by Manuel Álvarez Bravo to the integration of private and Televisa’s historical archives; from the creation of a unique collection of foreign photographers who captured various aspects of Mexican life to the acquisition of work by novel authors of Mexican and international photography, as well as documentary and photojournalistic archives.
For Fundación Televisa, collecting images has always been assumed as an exercise of social responsibility in which the preservation, research and dissemination of these materials take preeminence. The Fundación Televisa Collection and Archive keeps growing by the permanent acquisition of images and is open for consultation by specialists, thus contributing to generate new and constant reinterpretations of the collection, through national and international exhibition projects, as well as countless publications (books, magazines and catalogs).
The vitality of the Fundación Televisa Collection and Archive allows it to play a decisive role in the field of audiovisual research in Mexico and strengthen the search for knowledge through images.