“Perhaps it was her compassion, her passionate altruism that was the essence of her life and her work as a photographer. Perhaps it was her compassion that made her a true revolutionary. And perhaps that is why ultimately, her work as a photographer escapes the aura of being fragmentary and incomplete, and appears timeless — because the compassion at its core prevails beyond all constraints of time and place.”From: Andreas J. Hirsch, In Light and in Darkness — Thoughts on Tina Modotti, first published in: Andreas Hirsch & Reinhard Schultz (eds.), Tina Modotti – Photographer and Revolutionary, 2010, KUNST HAUS WIEN
Exhibition “Tina Modotti – Photographer and Revolutionary” — 1 July — 7 November 2010, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna, curated by Andreas J. Hirsch and Reinhard Schultz, in cooperation with Galerie Bilderwelt, Berlin.