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Essentials. Tina Modotti

ISBN: 9788418934322 (PB - EN)

The Italian photographer Tina Modottiis the main character of the first volume of La FábricaEssentials, the new collection of fundamental names in photography that has just been launched by La Fábrica. The book is a 68-image journey through the biography and work of one of the great women photographers of the last century. With a brief career as a photographer, Tina Modottiwas capable of creating an aesthetic of great forcefulness, becoming one of the main reporters of one of the most convulsive periods in the history of Mexico, the country where she lived and died at the age of 46. Tina Modotti'sphotographic work is a reflection of her life, marked by uprootedness and independence. Modottiknew how to see the beauty of the imperfect and to reflect it in her work. She developed her entire photographic work between 1923 and 1930, the years during which she lived in Mexico. Her aesthetics had an impact on the Mexican photographic scene, just as the paintings of Diego Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros influenced her. Her photographic work is a paradigm of the fusion between Mexican revolutionary culture and avant-garde photographic aesthetics, to which she added the ideals of equality proposed by socialismand her marked social commitment. Tina Modotti(Italy, 1896 -Mexico, 1942). She was born in the Italian town of Udine into a modest family. She was an immigrant in the United States, actress, photographer, revolutionary, communist militant, political refugee and member of Socorro Rojo Internacional. She founded the Liga Antifascistade México and she collaborated with the Soviet embassy and the Communist Party of Mexico in the editing of its newspaper El Machete. From a very young age she took on the role of a free woman in opposition to the social imaginary of the time, and in the short time of her exciting life she sought beauty through photography, and she worked for social justice through political militancy.

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