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Title:
Tina Modotti
Author:
Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942.
Publication Information:
New York : Aperture ; London : Robert Hale, 1999.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780893818234
Format :
Book

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Central Library TR140.M62 T66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Tina Modotti has emerged in recent years as one of the important photographers of this century. During her lifetime she struggled to find a balance between her political and social life and her art. A central figure in the modernist photography movement, she documented the people and tumultuous politics of Mexico. Many of her most powerful images are modern in aesthetic but political in content. Her portraits range from hired studio shots of socialites to documentation of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at a political rally. She traveled throughout Mexico recording murals, cultural and religious icons, women in Tehuantepec, and workers at their daily tasks. Modotti was a revolutionary in her political activism, her modern and high-profile personal life, and her elegant and forthright photography. The finest of Modotti's images are presented in this volume accompanied by an essay by Margaret Hooks, author of the award-winning biography Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary (Pandora, 1983).


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