The English Years
The portrait and architectural photography as well as the photos of objects that Lucia Moholy (1894–1989) created at the Bauhaus have made her one of the most renowned female photographers of the early 20th century. By contrast, her photographic work from the period following her emigration from Germany to England (1934) is barely known, although it can certainly be considered a further development of her early oeuvre. This exhibition will be shown as a part of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography 2016 and presents Moholy’s English landscape and architectural photographs, her primarily commissioned portraits and photographs from her journeys to the Balkans and Near East. All of the photos are from the artist’s estate, which entered the collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv in 1992.
In addition to her work as an artist, Lucia Moholy also distinguished herself through the publication of her highly esteemed standard work on the history of photography, A Hundred Years of Photography: this book has now also been published in German for the first time, as the fourth volume of the series Bauhäusler: Documents from the Bauhaus-Archiv