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Photos: Portraits from an Artist

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Get a peek into the intimate world of Frida Kahlo, whose personal collection of photographs reveals a woman at the center of the 20th century’s avant-garde

All images courtesy of the Frida Kahlo Museum

Frida painting in her bed, Anonymous, 1940 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida painting in her bed, Anonymous, 1940
Frida painting the portrait of her father by Gisèle Freund, 1951 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida painting the portrait of her father by Gisèle Freund, 1951 
Frida Kahlo in the Blue House, Anonymous, 1930 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo in the Blue House, Anonymous, 1930 
Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1926 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1926 
Frida and Diego with friends Anonymous, ca. 1945 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida and Diego with friends Anonymous, ca. 1945 
Frida Kahlo by Lola Álvarez Bravo, ca. 1944 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo by Lola Álvarez Bravo, ca. 1944 
Frida in the New York hospital, by Nickolas Muray, 1946 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida in the New York hospital, by Nickolas Muray, 1946 
Frida Kahlo with the doctor Juan Farill, by Gisèle Freund, 1951 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo with the doctor Juan Farill, by Gisèle Freund, 1951 
Frida Kahlo after an operation, by Antonio Kahlo, 1946 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo after an operation, by Antonio Kahlo, 1946 
Frida at the age of 5, Anonymous, 1912 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida at the age of 5, Anonymous, 1912 
Diego Rivera (in his study at San Ángel), Anonymous, ca. 1940 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Diego Rivera (in his study at San Ángel), Anonymous, ca. 1940 
Nickolas Muray and Frida Kahlo, by Nickolas Muray, 1939 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Nickolas Muray and Frida Kahlo, by Nickolas Muray, 1939 
Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo, by Guillermo Kahlo, 1932 

To see more, visit the traveling exhibition, Frida Kahlo—Her Photos, at Phoenix’s Heard Museum through Feb. 8.

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