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"Whenever others use the word "art" or "artist" in relation to my photographic works, I feel an unpleasant feeling due to the misuse of these terms. In recent years there has been much discussion as to whether or not photography can be considered an artistic work, but we, who use the camera as a pure tool of the trade, exactly as a painter uses his brushes, do not care about the contrary opinions, because we enjoy the approval of those who recognize multiple functions in photography, and recognize them as the most eloquent and direct means to fix and record the current era. Therefore it is not essential to know if photography is or is not an art, what matters is to distinguish between good and bad photography".<br />
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Rome, 28/02/2020. Photography exhibition organised by Palazzo Merulana (1.), CoopCulture, Roma Fotografia (2.), in collaboration with Associazione Culturale onlus 8 Marzo: "Tina Modotti. L'Eros Della Rivoluzione - Roma Fotografia 2020 Eros" held from 23.02 to 08.03.2020 at Palazzo Merulana. From the Organisers website: «The delicate face, the melancholy expression, a multifaceted personality animated by a very strong and passionate temperament which she used to explore life and the world without apparent fear and with infinite participation. Tina Modotti (3.). Seamstress, bureaucrat, actress, activist, polyglot, lover, spy. Her name evokes the figure of an almost mythological yet contemporary woman, capable of emanating in a single and unrepeatable essence the volatile notes of freedom, the bursting notes of emancipation, characterizing her with those of a powerful femininity. Much has been written about her life, her relationship with love, but little is known about her work. Above all of her work as a Photographer [only 7 years, ndr]. Yet her splendid gaze shows». ... <br />
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"Whenever others use the word "art" or "artist" in relation to my photographic works, I feel an unpleasant feeling due to the misuse of these terms. In recent years there has been much discussion as to whether or not photography can be considered an artistic work, but we, who use the camera as a pure tool of the trade, exactly as a painter uses his brushes, do not care about the contrary opinions, because we enjoy the approval of those who recognize multiple functions...
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