January 03, 2011

75 Reasons to Live: Lynn Hershman Leeson on Tina Modotti

Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson uses Tina Modotti’s Convent of Tepotzolán, Mexico (1924) as an occasion to talk about this radical photographer’s life “shrouded in political conviction, struggle, glamor, and mystery.” She notes Modotti’s San Francisco connections and reads from the artist’s writing: “I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art.”

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