Evelyn Richter [de]
Kunstpalast Düsseldorf/Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig/Linda Conze/Florian Ebner/Philipp Freytag/Sandra Starke/Jeannette Stoschek/Jan Wenzel

212 pp., numerous color and black and white illustrations, thread-sewn hardover

Leipzig November, 2022
ISBN: 9783959056281
Edition Number: 1

Width: 24 cm
Length: 29 cm

Language(s): German

Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Linda Conze, Florian Ebner, Philipp Freytag, Sandra Starke, Jeannette Stoschek, Jan Wenzel

Wolfgang Schwärzler

Evelyn Richter

Evelyn Richter’s portrayal of East German life is both critical and empathic, consistently focusing attention on the human actors she observes. She saw her artistic documentary work as a counter to the politically charged images of the time. The book presents the artist’s main groups of works, from the early days of her photographic activity in the 1950s through to end of the 1980s. It also includes photographs from Richter’s archive that have only recently been made publicly accessible. The archive juxtaposes the theme of “labour” as a visual motif with reportage photography as paid work. The book’s production is a cooperation between the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and the Evelyn Richter Archive held by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung in the Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig


Annette Schumann for VISUALHISTORY
This publication [...] is a stroke of luck for all book lovers. For visual historians, this excellent volume will become a standard work on the history of photography in the GDR. And for all those interested in the life of the great photographer Evelyn Richter in the GDR, it is a page-turner [...].

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