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Heinz Hajek-Halke: Form from Light and Shadow

Heinz Hajek-Halke: <EM>Schwarz-Wei&szlig;er Akt</EM>, 1930-36&copy; 2007 Heinz Hajek-Halke / Collection Michael Ruetz / Agentur FocusPhoto courtesy of Museum f&uuml;r Fotografie&nbsp;&nbsp;
Heinz Hajek-Halke: Schwarz-Weißer Akt, 1930-36
© 2007 Heinz Hajek-Halke / Collection Michael Ruetz / Agentur Focus
Photo courtesy of Museum für Fotografie  
Heinz Hajek-Halke: Form from Light and Shadow
BERLIN  •  Kunstbibliothek: Museum für Fotografie  •  Ongoing

With his collages and experiments, his nude studies and advertising photographs, Heinz Hajek-Halke belongs to the big names among the pioneers of photography in the 1920s and early 1930s in Germany. His 'combi-photographs' innovatively combined photographs with text and graphic elements. A trained graphic designer, Hajek-Halke had his experimental photographs published in the leading glossies and magazines of the Weimar Republic. In addition, he designed book covers and adverts.

In 1934, he retired to the Lake Constance region, working as a photographer of insects and small animals, but after the Second World War he managed to join avantgarde ranks once more through 'fotoform', a group founded by a number of younger colleagues.


Sammlung Fotografie - Museum für Fotografie  
Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz
Matthäikirchplatz 6
10785 Berlin

Tel: (49) 30 26 62 029

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