• Always, when the words art and artistic are applied to my photographic work, I am disagreeably affected. This is due, surely, to the bad use and abuse made of those terms. I consider myself a photographer, nothing more. If my photographs differ from that which is usually done in this field, it is precisely because I try to produce not art but honest photographs, without distortions or manipulations.

    Tina Modotti, Robert Miller, Spencer Throckmorton, Robert Miller Gallery (New York, N.Y.) (1997). “Tina Modotti: photographs”