Even photography did not remain untouched by the social turnaround after the end of World War I: unusual perspectives, contrasts, and angles became ways to express life’s changing conditions.In the 1920s many new fields of work opened up for photographers, ranging from illustrating magazines and books to designing advertisements. Yet, it was not only its usage in business that cleared a path for photography to increase its presence in public life. Political movements also recognized the potential of photography, as an apparently authentic reproduction of reality, to gain the support of the masses, and to control them, as well. Pictorial methods developed during the era of the Weimar Republic were seamlessly adopted after 1933, the year that Hitler came to power. Unlike the defamation of modernism that occurred in the fine arts, no limitations were imposed upon the creativity of photography—the new pictorial vocabulary had already established itself in the collective visual memory and was intended to represent progress, even in connection with the Nazi regime.Between 1918 and 1939 photography influenced the art world and everyday life more than in almost any other period of time. In front of the backdrop of intense debate about the continuities and tendencies of creative styles in the 1920s and 1930s, this catalogue "Fotografien zwischen den Weltkriegen" offers insight into the complexities of the era’s events. In eight thematic chapters, central aspects of artistic engagement with photography and its use in various contexts are presented, along with the entire spectrum of their motifs.
Carl Albiker, Gertrud Arndt, Atelier Manassé, Ilse Bing, Karl Blossfeldt, Katt Both, Margaret Bourke-White, Walter Dexel, Max Ehlert, Hugo Erfurth, Alfred Erhardt, T. Lux Feininger, Hans Finsler, Max Göllner, Hein Gorny, Karl Theodor Gremmler, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Elisabeth Hase, Walter Hege, Heinrich Hoffmann, Lotte Jacobi, Paul W. John, André Kertész, Fred Koch, Stefan Kruckenhauser, Karl Krüger, Adolf Lazi, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, Helmar Lerski, Madame d’Ora (Dora Kallmus), Felix H. Man, Werner Mantz, Lucia Moholy, Martin Munkacsi, Max Peiffer Watenphul, Georgij Petrussow, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Hans Retzlaff, Leni Riefenstahl, Hans Robertson, Alexander Rodchenko, Werner Rohde, Lothar Rübelt, Willi Ruge, Erich Salomon, August Sander, Arkadi Schaichet, Max Schirner, Hugo Schmölz, Fritz Schreiber, Herbert Schürmann, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Anton Stankowski, Sasha und Cami Stone, Paul Strache, Carl Strüwe, Umbo (Otto Umbehr), Hans Volger, Kurt Warnekross, Paul Wolff, Yva (Else Ernestine Neuländer-Simon), Hannelore Ziegler, Willi Zielke
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Kristina Lemke, Städel Museum
Jens Bove, Wolfgang Brückle, Jeannine Fiedler, Kristina Lemke, Patrick Rössler, Rolf Sachsse, Birgit Schillak-Hammers, Steffen Siegel
Studio Tonique, Frankfurt am Main
Am 17. und 18. September 2020 findet ein wissenschaftliches Symposium im Städel Museum statt. Die Ergebnisse des Symposiums werden unmittelbar in die Ausstellung miteinfließen.