Tina Modotti

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Edward Weston, Tina, 30 January 1924. Gelatin silver print. 23 x 17.5 cm. MoMA.

Tina Modotti (16 (or 17) August 1896 – 5 January 1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist for the Comintern. She left Italy in 1913 and moved to the United States, where she worked as a model and subsequently as a photographer. In 1922 she moved to Mexico, where she became an active Communist.

Documentary film
  • Tina in Mexico, dir. Brenda Longfellow, 2002, 80 min. [1]