Tina Modotti was a photographer and a revolutionary—not to mention a seamstress and anti-Fascist activist in Italy, a model in San Francisco, an actress in Hollywood, and a prisoner in Mexico. Modotti’s life, which began in Italy in 1896, reads like a novel: an extraordinary adventure with a tragic end. Having emigrated to the United States at 16 to join her father, the young woman discovered photography at 20 through Edward Weston, who became her teacher and lover.
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