Retrospective of Photographer Tina Modotti at Kunst Haus Wien

VIENNA.- The photographer Tina Modotti, who was born in 1896 in Udine, Italy and died in 1942 in Mexico, was one of the most fascinating women of the 20th century. She became famous as a result of the photographs she created in Mexico in the 1920s and her involvement in the revolutionary movements of her...

Men Reading El Machete, Tina Modotti (1924)

Modotti was born in Italy, migrated to California, worked as a theatre actor, flirted with Hollywood, travelled to Mexico, stayed, joined the Communist party, and shot brilliant, high-art propaganda/documentary images. She learned her powerful, composed style as apprentice to the American Edward Weston, a pioneer of photography as modern art.

Reviews of Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti by Clarkson N. Potter & Tina Modotti: A Life by Pino Cacucci

Tina Modotti (1896-1942), Hilton Kramer wrote in The New York Times, was once known as "Edward Weston's mistress and model during his crucial Mexican period, [who] was also an accomplished, if minor, photographer in her own right." Today, however, she is probably better known than Weston, at least in the universities.


Throckmorton Fine Art present Tina Modotti and Edward Weston’s photographic collaboration, from their important and productive Mexican years. For Weston, this period spans from 1923 till 1926, while Modotti stayed on until 1930, when she was forced into exile and left for Europe. The work in this...


For a few exhilarating years in the 1920s, two of the major figures in 20th-century photography, Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, shared a passionate partnership with each other. They also shared an intense romance with photography and with Mexico, where they lived together from 1923 to 1926. At that time,...

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