Photography in the GDR. Teachers and Students of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
Taking 19th- and 20th-century social-democratic traditions and 1930s American photography as its starting point, a generation of photographers grew up under the influence of teaching artists like Arno Fischer, Evelyn Richter, Wolfgang G. Schröter and Helfried Strauß, all of whom developed a subjective idiom when looking at relationships in the former East Germany. With their precise, veristic and frequently melancholic views of reality in the GDR, these photographers were serious about the principle of bearing witness and thus came into conflict with the staged and sugar-coated visual world of socialist propaganda.
- Order number: 978-3-86678-360-7
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21,00 × 27,00 cm
40 colored and 162 b/w illustrations
Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber
Languages: German, English
by Susanne Knorr und Kai Uwe Schierz for Kunsthalle Erfurt Authors T. O. Immisch, Uwe Kolbe, Andreas Krase and Kai Uwe Schierz
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Die andere Leipziger Schule. Fotografie in der DDR“, 6 December 2009 to 31 January 2010, Kunsthalle Erfurt im Haus zum Roten Ochsen.