Tina Modotti, viewer and viewed

Devotees of communism evoke a grim picture of stern and ascetic men and women in sparsely furnished rooms, free of bourgeois luxuries. And then there is the glamorous Tina Modotti...

“Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti”

A biographer uncovers new material on the Italian-born photographer, actress, revolutionary and spy. In Edward Weston’s photographs of the Italian beauty Tina Modotti, the subject assumes various identities. An early series, circa 1921, is all soft-focus, shadowy romanticism, emphasizing the...

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