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A unique re-assessment of the contribution and impact of select photographers of the 'volk' whose work and reputation benefited significantly from being patronised by the National Socialist state and who are linked by their use of physiognomy. The German creative photographers to be examined presented their subjects as inhabitants of an idealised space and underlined a radical traditionalism relating to ‘Blood and Soil’ (Blut und Boden). As somatic studies, whether tightly cropped or framed in the landscape space, they suggest a visual connectivity with the past through customs, traditional dress and, in particular, the faces and healthy, rugged bodies as representative of breeding and ‘good blood’. That is, they appear as being connected to the past whilst being presented as the racial custodians of the future.
|Place of Publication||Schnellroda, Germany|
|Number of pages||140|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 01 Apr 2019|
- Third Reich
- National Socialism
- Erich Retzlaff
- Hans Saebens
- Hans Retzlaff
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- 1 Oral presentation
Shadows from Atlantis: Photography, Pagans and Nazis.
Christopher Webster (Speaker)16 Jun 2016
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation