“ Tina Modetti: Photographer and Revolutionary”. By Margaret Hobbs
In her award-winning biography, Margaret Hooks rescues Tina Modotti from the shadow of her mentor and lover Edward Weston, and throws off the straitjacket of her modelling career. She shows Modotti's influence as a member of a community of counter cultural artists, challenging the status quo. Modotti emerges as a talent who pioneered critical photo-journalism in 1920s Mexico, and a radical political activist, whose courage took her on dangerous missions in fascist Europe.