László Moholy-Nagy (American (born Hungary), Borsod 1895–1946 Chicago, Illinois)

László Moholy-Nagy played a key role at the Bauhaus in both Weimar and Dessau from 1923 to 1928, and at the New Bauhaus (later the Institute of Design) in Chicago from 1937 until his death in 1946. Early in his career he was associated with Constructivism in Vienna and the Dada movement in Berlin. His major contribution to avant-garde photography was "the new vision" ("das neue Sehen"), in which he advocated a new approach to the medium, proposing the use of such techniques as the manipulation of light in cameraless photograms; negative prints, sharply angled points of view, and radical cropping in camera images; and the introduction of drawn elements, text, and mass-produced images in photomontages.

Climbing the Mast

Climbing the Mast

From the Radio Tower, Berlin

From the Radio Tower, Berlin

Decorating Work, Switzerland

Decorating Work, Switzerland

7 A.M. (New Year's Morning)

7 A.M. (New Year's Morning)

Pont Transbordeur, Marseille

Pont Transbordeur, Marseille

Behind the Back of the Gods

Behind the Back of the Gods

Target Practice (In the Name of the Law)

Target Practice (In the Name of the Law)

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