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OTTO STEINERT

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The Beck & Eggeling Gallery in Dusseldorf presents works by Otto Steinert from the collection of Vienna's Johannes Faber Gallery. The exhibition continues until April 2, 2016.

German photographer and mentor Otto Steinert is also known as the founder of the 'fotoform' collective. From 1951 onwards, his exhibition Subjective Photography was shown in venues across Europe, the US and Japan. Explorations of experimental photography, landscapes and still-lifes were followed by a strong focus on portrait photography in the 1960s. In the years of 1961/62, Steinert was commissioned to create portraits of German scientists and nobel-prize laureates. He also taught photography at the Folkwang School in Essen, Germany, from 1959 until his death in 1978.

Steinert's influence on German photography in the 1950s and 1960s is virtually unparalleled. In 1979, the photographer's private photography collection as well as his library were acquired by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, to become part of the Photographic Collection of the Folkwang Museum in Essen. Some years later, in 1987, a large part of Steinert's estate was also added to the museum's holdings.  

For further information visit Beck & Eggeling as well as Museum Folkwang

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