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Biermann, Aenne (1898 - 1933)

Born Anna Sibilla Sternfeld, the German photographer took upon photography when she joined the New Objectivity movement in the 1920s after she had been commissioned by a geologist to capture his specimens in 1926. Her photographs of minerals influenced her experimental practice that privileged close-ups and highlighted textures and materials, eager to bring the attention on the ‘partially architectonic structure.’ Her career cut short by her premature death, she nonetheless managed to combine deep portraiture with conceptual ventures playing with chemical and technical exercices and light whose effect ‘on the polished surface of a metal utensil, a play of shadows seldom noticed, surprising contrasts of black and white, the problem of achieving a happy spatial arrangement in a picture, created inexhaustible surprises.’  Surprises with a sense of profound intimacy with the human figure as well as with everyday objects that thus bear a cutting-edge identity.

Tags / Aenne Biermann - German Photographer - Avant-Garde - Experiment - Light - Intimacy
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Aenne Bierman, Eggs, 1932
Aenne Bierman, Eggs, 1932
Aenne Bierman, Fireworks,1928
Aenne Bierman, Fireworks,1928
Aenne Bierman, Untitled, 1927
Aenne Bierman, Untitled, 1927
Aenne Bierman, Self-portrait with Silver Ball, 1931
Aenne Bierman, Self-portrait with Silver Ball, 1931
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