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German 'völkisch' Photography of the Third Reich, exhibition venue sought

I am curating an exhibition scheduled for 2018/19 and I'm looking for a second UK venue (after opening here at our university galleries in Aberystwyth) before the exhibition moves onto Germany.The…Continue

Started May 11, 2016

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Martin Plaut left a comment for Christopher Webster van Tonder
"Hi. what area do you collect?"
Sep 5, 2016
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German 'völkisch' Photography of the Third Reich, exhibition venue sought

I am curating an exhibition scheduled for 2018/19 and I'm looking for a second UK venue (after opening here at our university galleries in Aberystwyth) before the exhibition moves onto Germany.The exhibition is centred on the work of Erich Retzlaff (1899-1993) and others (such as Hans Saebens and Hans Retzlaff) working as 'creative' photographers during the Third Reich. In particular, I have been interested in the photograph as a place where (pseudo)science and art meet. Retzlaff, for example,…See More
May 11, 2016
Christopher Webster van Tonder replied to Janine P Freeston's discussion Colour photography
"Dear Janine - this may be a bit off topic (!) but one of the important moments in the history of colour photography was Agfa's introduction of Agfacolor Neu in October 1936. This new colour process meant that for the first time…"
Jul 6, 2014
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Erich Retzlaff: Volksfotograf at German Historical Institute London

January 21, 2014 at 6pm to March 21, 2014 at 5pm
ERICH RETZLAFF (1899-1993) is a name almost forgotten in the history of photography, yet, in the early twentieth century, Retzlaff was a prolific and celebrated photographer with several major volumes of his photographs published between the two world wars. In addition to his black and white studies of German workers, landscapes and peasants, Retzlaff was one of the first photographers to use the  revolutionary 'Agfacolor Neu' colour film introduced in Germany in October 1936. Focusing on his…See More
Dec 9, 2013
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Erich Retzlaff: Volksfotograf at Aberystwyth University, School of Art Gallery and Museum

October 11, 2013 at 7:30pm to November 15, 2013 at 5pm
ERICH RETZLAFF (1899-1993) is a name almost forgotten in the history of photography, yet, in the early twentieth century, Retzlaff was a prolific and celebrated photographer with several major volumes of his photographs published between the two world wars. In addition to his black and white studies of German workers, landscapes and peasants, Retzlaff was one of the first photographers to use the  revolutionary 'Agfacolor Neu' colour film introduced in Germany in October 1936. Focusing on his…See More
Sep 18, 2013
David Gepp left a comment for Christopher Webster van Tonder
"Hi Chris, It's been lovely and, recently, very busy in Donegal - can you send me your contact details? Hope to see you here before too long!  David (gepp@talk21.com)"
May 25, 2012
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Aug 7, 2010

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At 8:36 on September 5, 2016, Martin Plaut said…

Hi. what area do you collect?

At 9:15 on May 25, 2012, David Gepp said…

Hi Chris,

It's been lovely and, recently, very busy in Donegal - can you send me your contact details?

Hope to see you here before too long! 

David (gepp@talk21.com)

 
 
 

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