Illustration for a Mexican Song, 1927
The Italian photographer Tina Modotti (born in Udine, 1896-1942) had an incredible knack, at least for my eye and soul, for capturing the ephemeral of the everyday using early photographic tools.
Mother and Child, 1929
Convent of Tepotzotlán, Mexico, 1924
Modotti focused on still life, architecture, the hands of mothers and laborers, and compositions that could speak, invoke emotions to support a political or humanitarian movement, particularly in Mexico.
Photos courtesy of the MOMA