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Portraits of an Age: Photography in Germany and Austria 1900-1938

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The process of creating a portrait involves much more than the dialogue between the photographer and his model. The visual experience shared by portrait subjects, authors and viewers casts self-presentation and photographic interpretation into pre-existing molds. Yet individuality and spontaneity gained significant ground in the years following the turn of the century, whe ...more
Hardcover, 174 pages
Published May 15th 2005 by Hatje Cantz
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from the Preface:
...one recalls another sentiment expressed by [Walter] Benjamin:"Not he who is ignorant of writing but ignorant of photography will be the illiterate of the future."
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Not he who is ignorant of writing but ignorant of photography will be the illiterate of the future.

-Walter Benjamin, "A Short History of Photography" in Portraits of an Age
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