Research papers regarding Tina Modotti, 1920-1993.


Constantine, Mildred. Research papers regarding Tina Modotti, 1920-1993.

Research papers regarding Tina Modotti, 1920-1993.

The collection consists of research materials Mildred Constantine gathered for her illustrated biography, Tina Modotti : a fragile life (N.Y., 1975). Correspondence includes Modotti's letters to Edward Weston, 1921-31, and descriptive letters to Constantine from a number of people who knew Modotti, such as Imogen Cunningham, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Yolanda Magrini, and Vittorio Vidali (pseud. Carlos Contreras). More biographical material that served as the basis for the book derives from transcripts of interviews with, among others, Fernando Gamboa and Rosendo Gomez Lorenzo. Material regarding Modotti's political activities includes a transcript of Modotti's interrogation by Mexican authorities following the Mella assassination. There are copies of photographs of and by Modotti, including views of her funeral. Clippings, 1920-1993, chronicle the public image of Modotti in her own time as well as since the resurgence of interest in her life and work that Constantine's book in large part engendered.

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