However, in response to the deteriorating political situation in Germany and her own exhausted resources, she followed the advice of Vittorio Vidali and moved to Moscow in 1931. After joining the Communist Party in 1927, she made images such as Mexican Sombrero with Hammer and Sickle , symbolizing communist ideology and marrying formal elegance with highly charged political content.
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She took its folk art and landscapes as the starting points for her most abstract images. Modotti worked in a textile factory before joining her father in 1913 in San Francisco, where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker.
She died unexpectedly in 1942. The still-life, which was easy to set up and did not alter, was the perfect vehicle for mastering the myriad technical complexities of a photograph.
The family moved, and Modotti spent much of her childhood living in Austria, where her father worked as a mason, and her mother stayed home with the children working as a seamstress to generate additional income.
In 1927 Modotti joined the Communist Party, and her political affiliations and activities caused her to be deported from Mexico in 1930.
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Her husband died in Mexico the next year, prompting her first visit to the country she would return to photograph in 1923, first as Weston's assistant and apprentice and later as his professional partner.
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Modotti is said to have married Richey in Santa Barbara in 1918, though there is some speculation that the two were never legally married. A relative newcomer to photography, she made use of the still-life photograph as a means to work through various formal issues including composition, framing, light, pattern, and tone.
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In the realms of Straight Photography, Modotti's work is interesting to consider in comparison to that of Dorothea Lange and Imogen Cunningham , three women known to have had a dialogue in 1925 when Modotti returned to San Francisco for a short while.
Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Introduction Modotti was born in Italy and moved to Mexico City in 1923 with Edward Weston, who taught her photography.
Whilst Weston left Mexico in 1926 and returned to California, Modotti became increasingly emerged in Mexican life and politics. She was the third of six children born to Giuseppe Modotti and Assunta Mondini, and the family lived in the Northeastern Italian town of Udine, at the base of the Austrian Alps. From 1923 to 1930 she was able to support herself as a professional photographer. The city sprawls across a broad coastal plain situated between mountains and the Pacific Ocean; the much larger Los Angeles….
The family returned to Udine , Italy , where the young Modotti worked in a textile factory.
Modotti began taking photographs around this time, many of which incorporated close-up images of flowers and other still-life compositions. Staircase and Stadium, Mexico City record repetitions of stairs and shadows, creating complex images that push these architectural features toward abstraction.
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