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Archive: Elisabeth Buchmeyer Lewis (1935-2018)

The archive of Elisabeth Buchmeyer Lewis (1935-2018) has been acquired by Hundred Heroines which will be staging a first look at it in June. After studying at the London College of Printing, Elisabeth soon gained a reputation as a modernist photographer.  By the time of her death in 2018, she had created a vast collection of images with immense social, political, and aesthetic value.

From rock stars to classic cars, Elisabeth’s photographs chart the course of an astonishing career. Beyond the allure of London’s music scene and the Morgan Motor Company, Elisabeth recorded the working lives of women, and artistically reminisced about her German childhood.

According to Katherine Riley 'She leaves behind an archive which forms a distinctive and fascinating view of a post-war world of optimism and rapid change.' 

A first-glimpse-into-the-archive show at the Heroines Hub in June. If you knew Elisabeth and would like to share a memory (either recorded or written) contact:

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