Most of the day was spent reading up on Tina Modotti and Margrethe Mather.
Modotti was a model for Edward Weston, then a lover, then finally his assistant when he lived in Glendale/LA and who he travelled with to Mexico. She was an actress in the early 1910s and was part of the LA bohemian circles in that time. She was living as husband and wife with batik artist Roubaix de l'Abrie Richey (nicknamed "Robo") and started an affair with Weston. Robo died of smallpox while on a trip to Mexico and Modotti finished the exhibition he was working on at the time of his death. Two years later however she travelled back to Mexico with Weston and introduced him to that scene of people including Diego Rivera and others. Weston left Mexico and she stayed becoming involved in Mexican politics and the Mexican and International Communist Party and her photography became more political. In the 1930s she was deported from Mexico as an enemy of the state and sent to Europe where she spent the early 30s avoiding the Italian Fas