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Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life

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Now widely recognized as one of the early twentieth century's most extraordinary photographers, Tina Modotti was remembered until recently more for her relationship to Edward Weston than for her own strong, sensuous work. This comprehensively produced biography, now published for the first time in paperback, captures in over 100 striking photographs and a sympathetic, meti ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Chronicle Books (first published 1975)
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Louise Silk
I have been a fan of Mildred Constantine for a long time and while looking for another book of hers, ran into this one. I knew nothing about Tina Modotti but was fascinated to learn her story and see her photographs.

The book is an interesting arrangement of photos, letters, and newspaper accounts. I felt like Constantine did a very credible job of getting to the heart and soul of this little known photographer- proving that there were many women in her era doing unrecognized quality art work.
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