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Photo of the Week: László Moholy-Nagy

Photo of the Week - 30.01.15


Some of the earliest photographic works ever made are photograms, where an image is made by placing objects on light-sensitive material and then exposed to light. Many artists have experimented with this process including László Moholy-Nagy, a Hungerian-born painter, sculptor and professor in the Bauhaus School. He quickly understood the rich possibilities of the photogram, making them from 1922 until his death in 1946. 

If you are interested to learn more about photograms, please sign up for our one day workshop, Captured Shadows: Photograms with Benjamin Stone-Herbert.


Image: © László Moholy-Nagy, Untitled, 1939, photogram