Elfriede Mejchar, the grand dame of Austrian photography (b. 1924), helped write the history of Austrian photography with her series of photo-documentary studies on the outskirts of Vienna in the 1960s. As a professional photographer for the Austrian Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments she helped capture for posterity many of the country’s art treasures in various regions of Austria. At the same time, i.e., roughly between 1960 and 1990, she compiled a collection of landscape photographs from the roadside (collected during her travels through Austria) which feature wild sculptures in the form of electricity pylons, scarecrows, car wrecks, and the dilapidated façades of houses. Mejchar has once again embarked on a journey, this time through her personal archive—which has been re-examined and shaped here into an impressive and visually stunning epic. This hardcover volume also includes text by Alexandra Schantl.
Hardcover / 12 x 13 in. / 88 pp / 60 b&w
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