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Germaine Krull

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'From her erotic nudes to her modernist visual studies, and through her myriad careers as a portraitist, fashion photographer and photojournalist, Germaine Krull followed her instincts and kept moving, ever restless, ever curious and relentlessly inventive. If the exhibition at Jeu de Paume only reflects a part of her journey, it is undoubtedly the most creatively fertile part, and, as such, serves as a long overdue celebration of a great artist who lived an independent life to the full.' - The Guardian

Germaine Krull. 'Mannequins in a shop window' 1930


Germaine Krull (1897-1985) made a name for herself in avant-garde photography in the period between the two World Wars. After attending photography school in Munich, she launched her career in Berlin, and later worked in Paris and Monte Carlo. During World War II, her leftist political beliefs led her to spend time in Brazil and French Equatorial Africa, and afterward she traveled to Southeast Asia and later settled in Northern India.

She was a pioneer in her field, particularly in regard to the development of the photographic book and photojournalism. This exhibition catalogue from the 2015 exhibition at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris reveals how Krull balanced her avant-garde, artistic vision and her active role in the media. The book highlights more than 150 images produced between 1924 and 1945, some of which appeared in her monographic books and others of which were produced for commercial publication. This major overview of Krull's work and career sheds new light on one of the great female photographers of the 20th century.

  • Author: Michel Frizot
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Date published: July 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300215151
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.9 x 2.3 cm