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Tina Modotti photo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume

Tina Modotti has navigated through the whirlwinds of existence, a life marked by major episodes of the 1920s and 1930s. Originally from a working-class family in Udine, in the North of Italy, Tina Modottimigrated to the United States, where she embarked on a career as an actress in the world of silent cinema in Hollywood during the 1920s. It was in San Francisco that she crossed paths with Edward Weston, who guides her into the world of photography. Together, they settled in Mexico in 1923. For a decade, she shaped a modernist photographic work, imbued with her ideals.


Date: 13 February 2024 to May 26, 2024

Location: Jeu de Paume Museum

Desire: Photography, Black and White, Light, Humanity




The exhibition presents vintage prints from international museums and private collections, brought together for the first time, as well as contemporary prints made in the 1970s from the artist's original negatives.

Tina Modotti
Tina Modotti

In close relationship with Alvarez Bravo, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti did not aspire to create simple aesthetic images or to capture light, but rather to raise awareness. In order to place these images in their context, being intended for wide distribution in the press, the exhibition will also highlight the magazines in which they were originally published.


Date: 13 February 2024 to May 26, 2024

Location: Jeu de Paume Museum

Desire: Photography, Black and White, Light, Humanity

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