Tina Modotti. Worker's Hands. 1927

Tina Modotti Worker's Hands 1927

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Part of a vibrant scene of scholars, artists, and political activists in Mexico City in the 1920s, Modotti circulated her photographs internationally in leftist magazines and newspapers. Having joined the Communist Party in 1927, the artist expressed her political commitments in representations that speak to the injustices of inequality and the potential of working-class power through organizing. But she also produced more poetic, contemplative images of objects that embodied intellectual and creative labor.

Gallery label from 2020
Medium
Palladium print
Dimensions
7 1/2 × 8 7/16" (19 × 21.5 cm)
Credit
Anonymous gift
Object number
346.1965
Department
Photography

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