Apr 1st 2022

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

@ National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, April 1st, at 6PM

On view through Wednesday, December 31st

Frida Kahlo, Her Photos comes from the archive of photographs that belonged to her personally and which were largely unknown. They are now grouped together thematically into six sections by a renowned Mexican photographer, curator and historian of photography in Mexico, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. The exhibition does not describe a chronological biography of Kahlo, but rather reveals parts of the personal history of an artist, of a country and of a period. It is a photographic collage made up of images that allow us to discover new facets of a key figure in the 20th century.

The significance of these historical images is evident, but some are also cherished due to the photographers who took them: Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Brassaï, Tina Modotti, Martin Munkácsi, Man Ray, Pierre Verger and Edward Weston are just a few.

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