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Tina Modotti

1896–1942

A woman holds her palm to her chest

Tina Modotti was a photographer, model, actor, and political activist. In Mexico City, she opened a portrait studio with the photographer Edward Weston. While in Mexico, Modotti befriended the Riveras, other avant-garde artists and intellectuals, and photographed important figures, people and places of Mexico. Her time in Mexico was during the cultural renaissance that followed the Mexican Revolution.