Tina Modotti

All About Monochrome

I cannot, as you [Edward Weston] once proposed to me—“solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art”… in my case, life is always struggling to predominate and art naturally suffers.  — Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti along with Manuel Álvarez Bravo are probably two of the most influential photographer of the 20th century in Mexico and Latin America. Tina was born in Italy in 1896 and died in Mexico City in 1942, she started her fine art and documentary photography work in the 1920s in Mexico while working with Edward Weston as his assistant.

According to Álvarez Bravo,  Modotti divided her career as a photographer into two distinct categories: “Romantic” and “Revolutionary”, so these two lines can be clearly seen in her work.

According to Wikipedia Modotti’s work was rediscovered in the United States when 90 vintage prints were exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1996…

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