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February 17, 2020

Beautiful Black and White Portraits of Frida Kahlo Taken by Sylvia Salmi in 1944

Sylvia Ester Salmi (1909-1977) was a prominent and highly respected American photographer. During the 1930s and 1940s, she took portraits of numerous great artists and intellectuals of the time, including Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein and, in Mexico, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and Leon Trotsky.

In 1964, following the death of her second husband, Salmi embarked on an eight-year tour of the world before settling in Ajijic in about 1972. Sylvia Salmi passed away in January 1977 at the age of 67.

Below are some iconic photographs of Frida Kahlo taken by Sylvia Salmi in Mexico, 1944.



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