In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund embarked on a two-week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn’t leave until two years later. There she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo’s death, bear poignant witness to Frida’s beauty and talent.

Frida Kahlo at work, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo at home in Mexico City, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo in the garden of her house, La Casa Azul, in Coyoacán, Mexico City, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo in her garden, 1951—Photo: © IMEC / Fonds MCC / Dist. Rmn / Photo Gisèle Freund


Frida Kahlo in front of the ornamental pool in her garden, 1951—Photo: © IMEC / Fonds MCC / Dist. Rmn / Photo Gisèle Freund


Frida Kahlo in her garden, 1951—Photo: © IMEC / Fonds MCC / Dist. Rmn / Photo Gisèle Freund


Frida Kahlo with her dogs in Coyoacán, Mexico City, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo in her garden, 1951—Photo: © IMEC / Fonds MCC / Dist. Rmn / Photo Gisèle Freund


Frida Kahlo, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo in her studio painting Portrait of My Father, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo and Dr. Juan Farill photographed in her home, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Frida lying on her bed, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Frida Kahlo in her studio painting Portrait of My Father, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


A rare and detailed portrait of Frida Kahlo in 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Interior view of Kahlo’s house, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Interior view of Kahlo’s house, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC


Mask, doll, and ex-votos in Kahlo’s house, 1951—Photo: © Gisèle Freund / IMEC / Fonds MCC

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