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The Museum of Avant-garde

Else Thalemann

Germany (1901—1984)
Born to a wealthy family, Thalemann set up her studio and darkroom in her family’s house. She travelled to Paris in 1920s and took pictures of the architecture, cityscape and lifestyle of the city. While working for a Berlin-based advertising agency, she portrayed Berlin during 1930s and she met and collaborated with Ernst Fuhrmann, whose biosophical ideas inspired her images of plants and nature. During WWII her studio was bombed and most of her artworks destroyed.

Lantern cleaner (Laternenputzer)

Travel impressions / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.1 x 12.1 cm / 1929