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News: Poster for Tina Modotti exhibition censored in Switzerland

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Tina Modotti was an "Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist", rememberd for her portraits of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Pablo Neruda wrote her epitaph.

A poster for an exhibition of her life and work, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, was censored. It shows a nude picture of her by famous american photographer Edward Weston. The exhibition posters were designed by the curator of the exhibition, Isabella Studer-Geisser, and graphic designer Laura Prim.

The book So nicht! by Rolf Thalmann has a detailed history of swiss poster censorship.

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