Women, Mexico and freedom
January 19th – May 16th, 2021
Tina Modotti, an Italian photographer, activist and actress, has left an indelible mark on the history of contemporary photography.
Her famous shots, which make up the collections of the most important museums in the world, are the symbol of an emancipated and modern woman, whose photographic art is inextricably linked to her social commitment.
Poor and forced to emigrate, Tina could have followed the career of an actress, and take advantage of her rare beauty for the easy obtaining of economic comforts but her choice of freedom leads her instead to the study and deepening of her innate artistic skills. Tina expressed her idea of freedom through photography and civil commitment especially in Mexico, a country that had welcomed her and of which she became an icon, but soon crossed the borders of the Americas, to be recognized on the world art scene.