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Worker's Hands, Mexico

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Tina Modotti's closely cropped picture of a worker's dusty hands conveys the realities of hard work. In 1923, the Italian-born film actress accompanied her lover, photographer Edward Weston, to Mexico City, where Weston taught her to use a large-format camera. She worked as his studio...

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Inscription

Signed and dated at lower left on mount "Tina Modotti - 1927"

Provenance

William L. Schaeffer, New York; purchased November 1985.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

1927

  • Tina Modotti, American (born in Italy, died in Mexico), 1896–1942
Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 19.2 x 21.7 cm (7 9/16 x 8 9/16 in.) Mount: 24.4 x 25.8 cm (9 5/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.813

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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