Tina Modotti Story English
EN – Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini, better known as Tina Modotti (Udine, August 17, 1896 – Mexico City, January 5, 1942), was an Italian photographer and actress. He was an artist, intellectual. It was, above all, a photographer. He was among the first in the world, she came from a poor region and insignificant compared to the size of the world, to understand the social value of an image, its strength of complaint. Reading the life of Tina Modotti will make extraordinary encounters, photographers Jane Reece, Johan Hagemeyer, Robert Capa, Edward Weston, who portrayed her in a nude beautiful, the great Mexican painters Diego Rivera, Clemente Orozco, activists like Vittorio Vidali met during a protest demonstration after the death sentence of Sacco and Vanzetti, writers like John Dos Passos, André Malraux, Hemingway. Tina has lived in Paris, Moscow, Vienna, Madrid. He has participated in the one who involved, the Spanish Civil War, the Red Relief International, organizational commitment always combined art, passion for image. Mexico was the great love of Tina, Tina Modotti when he arrived in Mexico with her partner Edward Weston, in 1923, the revolution had already ended, but the spirit and the revolutionary ideals were still living in the artistic movement called Mexicanidad, which had produced a cultural renaissance across the country. Weston is that Modotti are photographers-artists, but if the photos taken in Mexico by Weston are more pictorial, those of Tina capture details directly related to the company and to the lives of the poor, women and children. Are details of hands working, as the number of puppeteers that hold the wires.