Author(s): Margaret Hooks
This definitive portrayal of Tina Modotti brings to life the iconic artist who throughout her life vacillated between the purity of inspired creativity and the struggle for social justice. Incorporating extensive archival material, interviews with Modotti's contemporaries and many rare photographs, this illustrated biography magnificently portrays Tina Modotti, her contemporaries and their tumultous times. Shortlisted for the prestigious Infinity Award.
MARGARET HOOKS is an Irish writer based in Spain who has written extensively on the life and work of artists and photographers among them Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington Edward Weston and Edward James. Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary was nominated for the prestigious Infinity Award and received a Krazna-Krausz prize for books on photographers and is available in eight languages. Her other books include Frida Kahlo: Portrait of an Icon, Surreal Eden: Edward James & Las Pozas, Tina Modotti: 55 photographs and her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in ARTnews, BOMB magazine, Afterimage, Vogue, Aperture, The Guardian, The Observer Magazine, Cultural Survival, Gatopardo, Luna Cornea and other publications. Her latest book Surreal Lovers will be published in April 2017Hooks has written on the creative collaborations of Roberto Bolano & A.G. Porta, Salvador Dali & Edward James and Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst. Her published translations include the Roberto Bolano-A.G. Porta short story "Bar Diary" (2015) and the autobiography of the psychoanalyst and feminist Marie Langer: From Vienna to Managua.