Frida Kahlo, Long Beach, California

2014-05-FridaKahloFrida Kahlo: Her Photos, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, 15 March – 8 June 2014. Selection made by leading Mexican photographer and historian Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, of some 257 photographs from the extensive archive (6,500 items) held in the Blue House in Mexico City. Both Kahlo’s father and maternal grandmother were professional photographers and she was herself a collector of nineteenth-century photographs, which she used and manipulated as working tools to inspire her own art. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections: Kahlo’s parents; the Blue House; her crippled body; Frida’ loves; political struggle; and Diego’s gaze, and includes works by other photographers such as Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.

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