On Sunday, I attended the opening night of the Frida Kahlo photography exhibit at the MOLAA in Long Beach. This was promised to be an amazing evening, considering the combination of topics. Not everyone knows that Frida was a photographer as well as a painter, having been raised by her father who was a professional photographer (as was her grandfather). It was a part of who she was as an artist, but remained greatly unnoticed and outshined by her predominant form of art, painting.
Frida suffered from polio and other health issues, as well as a tremendously devastating bus accident which left her bedridden for long durations of time throughout her life. This lent itself to her development as a painter, as did her relationship to Diego Rivera.
The photos at the exhibit were both hers and Diego's, documenting their life at home and away, including friends and family.
If you're in the area or will be passing through, I highly recommend checking this out; running through June 8th. It's such a moving and intimate display of a woman who many have been influenced by, and this is a rare chance to see an alternatie way that she expressed herself artistically.
Get on it!