Manuel Álvarez Bravo's work is included in the following collections:

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City)
Fundación Televisa, Mexico City
Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City
Bibliothèque Nationale, París
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, France
Erna and Víctor Hasselblad, Leverkusen, Sweden
Art Institute, Chicago
The George Eastman House, Rochester
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena
Museo de Arte Moderno, Caracas
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Prizes and awards

Firt prize in a competition organized by the Feria Regional Ganadera in Oaxaca.
First prize in a competition sponsored by the cement manufacturing company La Tolteca.
Elias Sourasky Arts Prize.
Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Premio Nacional de Artes (National Arts prize), Mexico.
Officier de l´Ordre des Arts et Lettres, France.
Erna and Víctor Hasselblad Prize in Göteborg, Sweden.
Master of Photography Prize by the International Center of Photography, New York.
Hugo Erfurth International Photography Award from the municipal government of Leverkusen, Germany, and Agfa Gevaert Leverkusen.
Creador Emérito, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico.
Photography Gold Medal Award from the National Arts Club, New York.
Leica Medal of Excellence by the Leica Camera Group.
Recognition of the Mother Jones Foundation.
Grand Cross of the Order of Merit by the president of Portugal.