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To remember and honour the identities of the women that inspire us and whose stories we wish to celebrate, we have named each piece of jewellery after a female pioneer at the forefront of Italian history.
Named after the artist Tina Modotti, this necklace pays honour to its talented and courageous namesake.
Few women unite the vocations of actress, model, photographer and communist revolutionary leader under one hat, however Tina Modotti was exactly that. In 1913 at the tender age of 16, she left Italy for the United States to pursue an acting career, before training in photography after meeting the renowned American photographer Edward Weston. Together with Weston she moved to Mexico City in 1923 to open a photography studio. Modotti quickly gravitated toward the capital's bohemian scene, and joined the cultural and political elite of the Mexican avant-garde, which included none other than Frida Kahlo, Lupe Marín and Diego Rivera. She became the photographer of choice for the blossoming Mexican mural movement, documenting the works of its leading artists. Modotti not only was a pioneer of modernist photography in Mexico, but also became a Communist revolutionary harnessing her images as tool for advancing the cause of the Mexican proletariat. Her photographs attest to her unrestrained and at times turbulent life, as unmarried Italian woman at the heart of the political upheavals in Mexico City, unwavering activist of the socialist cause and female artist.