Skip to content

Opening on October 20, 2021, the Photography Study Center at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will present New Vision: European Photographs from the Margulies Collection. The exhibition is a selection of vintage photographs produced in the 1920s and 1930s, between World War I and World War II. “New Vision” photography emerged in Europe and was seen as an era of alternative approaches to the medium with techniques such as the photogram, solarization, close-up and objective images.

While the new vision concept extended broadly to many geographic regions, the exhibition will focus on Germany, France and Russia and feature a selection of works by German New Objectivity photographers including Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Werner Mantz, Hugo Schmölz and Adolf Lazi; photographs from the German avant-garde arts and design school of the Bauhaus, in addition to rayographs by Man Ray, a selection by Alexander Rodchenko and photographs of model constructions by the students of the Russian VKhUTEMAS school. Each of the photographers had varied aesthetic preferences in regards to using photography as either medium for realism or experimentation. With our inclusion of these differing perspectives, we hope to show diverse approaches to image making in the early 20th century in Europe between the World Wars. 

Selected Works

Albert Renger-Patzsch, Winter Landscape near Kaiserwerth, 1930, vintage gelatin silver print, 6 ½ x 9 7/8 inches

Albert Renger-Patzsch, Winter Landscape near Kaiserwerth, 1930, vintage gelatin silver print, 6 ½ x 9 7/8 inches

Werner Mantz, Detail Kalkerfeld Settlement, 1928, gelatin silver print, 8 7/8 x 5 inches

Werner Mantz, Detail Kalkerfeld Settlement, 1928, gelatin silver print, 8 7/8 x 5 inches

August Sander, The Pastry Chef, 1928, gelatin silver print, 10 1/6 x 6 ¾ inches

August Sander, The Pastry Chef, 1928, gelatin silver print, 10 1/6 x 6 ¾ inches

Man Ray, Électricité, 1931, photogravures of rayographs, 10 ¼ x 8 inches

Man Ray, Électricité, 1931, photogravures of rayographs, 10 ¼ x 8 inches

VKhUTEMAS, Model Construction Studies, c. 1925, vintage gelatin silver print, 1 ½ x 2 inches

VKhUTEMAS, Model Construction Studies, c. 1925, vintage gelatin silver print, 1 ½ x 2 inches

Alexander Rodchenko, Fire Escape, 1925, gelatin silver print, 9 ½ x 6 5/8 inches

Alexander Rodchenko, Fire Escape, 1925, gelatin silver print, 9 ½ x 6 5/8 inches

Back To Top