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Barges in the Port of Hamburg

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Andreas Feininger (1906-1999)1930Hamburgsilver gelatine23,9 x 17,9 cm

In the 1930s, the principles promulgated by the Bauhaus movement led to a new way of seeing things through photography: familiar motifs and subjects appeared in an unusual form. A well-known proponent of this New Way of Seeing was the architect and photographer Andreas Feininger. His urban and nature motifs are highly attractive due to their clarity of presentation and the intensity of the atmosphere they radiate. The photo "Barges in the Port of Hamburg", through the tight, extremely precise crop, the oblique view and the almost palpable surface, enables the observer to experience seemingly everyday things in a totally new way.