Tina Reciting

Tina Reciting

1924

Edward Weston

(American, 1886-1958)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 7.2 x 5.9 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.); Paper: 7.2 x 5.9 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.); Mounted: 32.9 x 27.8 cm (12 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Gift of Diann G. Mann and Thomas A. Mann 2019.28

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Fun Fact

Tina Modotti, initially a silent film actress, became an important photographer.

Description

This is one of three dozen negatives Weston made of the former actress reciting poetry in a single sitting, which they both considered very successful. “We have been like a couple of happy excited children, Tina and I, over the results of our recent sitting,” he wrote. This is a contact print; the camera he used produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4-inch negatives.

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