Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly
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Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly

Writ­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy’s His­to­ry
© Erika Kempe, Hamburg
October 12, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Museum Ludwig
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On the oc­ca­sion of the an­niv­er­sary of the Bauhaus, we will re­count how the pho­to­g­ra­pher Lu­cia Mo­ho­ly rewrote the his­to­ry of pho­tog­ra­phy. In ad­di­tion to her pho­to­graphs, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig archives in­clude let­ters that de­mon­s­trate her live­ly exchange with the pho­tog­ra­phy col­lec­tor and his­to­rian Erich Stenger. To­gether they planned to write a book about the his­to­ry of pho­tog­ra­phy. How­ev­er, the rise of the Nazis drove Mo­ho­ly in­to emi­gra­tion, while Stenger be­came a sought-af­ter ex­pert in the field in Ger­many. Mo­ho­ly ul­ti­mate­ly pub­lished A Hun­dred Years of Pho­tog­ra­phy on her own in Lon­don. The ex­hi­bi­tion will cov­er this work as well as the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Mo­ho­ly’s writ­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy.

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