Tina Modotti: photographs
Robert Miller Gallery, 1997 - Art - 58 pages
This stunning collection of black and white photographs by Tina Modotti, who lived and worked in the first half of the 20th century, reveals, along with her formidable compositional skills, her unrelenting leftist political agenda. A member of the Communist Party, Modotti was a long time resident of Mexico, and was in Spain during the years of the Civil War there. She also spent time in Berlin and Moscow, taking photographs and struggling for the Communist cause. Modotti died in Mexico City in 1942 at the age of 45. Her subjects, be they Mexican workers marching on May Day, a dock worker unloading bananas, or a still life "Bandolier, Corn, Sickle", brilliantly resolve the often fractious relationship between art and politics. These beautiful prints are juxtaposed with quotes from her writings and letters to mentor and friend, Edward Weston.
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