Views of the World
Perspectives of an Exiled German Jewish Photographer 1928–1996
James Bauer & Sandra Nagel (Eds.)
A rich photographic history is being unearthed in a series of exhibitions on the history of women photographers working during the Weimar Republic. Views of the World, a wonderful mix of historical documentation and images, features the life of German-Jewish photographer Jeanne Mandello (1907–2011). Trained in 1920’s Berlin, Mandello emigrated to Paris in the 1930s, making France her home until the Nazi takeover when she found refuge in Brazil, before returning to Europe in the late 1950s. Recognized as a modernist and experimental photo-based artist, her work weaves a fascinating history that takes one through the Bauhaus and into urban landscapes of South American and post WWII Europe. The catalog accompanies a two-person exhibition held at the Das Verborgenes Museum, Berlin (Sept. 2016 – Feb. 2017). This compact document, curated by noted photo historian and curator Uta Eskildsen, places Mandello among the female pioneers of 20th-century photography.
8 ½ x 9 ¾ in. / 88 pp / 60 b&w and 29 color
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