The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany

The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany

Daniel H. Magilow


The fifteen years in Germany among the top of worldwide conflict I and the nationwide Socialists’ upward thrust to strength in 1933 stand out as one of many 20th century’s such a lot tumultuous classes. those years of political and fiscal upheaval famously spawned major and lasting adjustments within the arts. despite the fact that, one noteworthy made of Weimar Germany’s booming cultural existence has escaped major severe cognizance: the photograph essay. The images of Crisis examines narrative images and creates a photo of the place Germany was once after international warfare I and what it can develop into with the increase of nationwide Socialism. via examining Weimar picture essays inside of their historic and literary context, Daniel Magilow indicates how German photographers intervened in modernity’s key political and philosophical debates concerning the altering notions of nature, tradition, own id, and nationwide identity.

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