German photographer associated with the
art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). The archive documents Renger-Patzsch's
professional life, especially his work on book projects and commissions for industrial
firms. It also includes technical details of his photographic workshop, and provides insight
into his artistic views on photography as an independent art form, and on the aesthetic
trends in photography in economically prosperous postwar Germany.
The German photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897 -1966) was born in Würzburg, Bavaria,
and died in Wamel near Soest, Westphalia. Son of amateur photographer Robert Renger-Patzsch,
he learned the techniques of photography early. Following primary education in Sondeshausen
in Thuringia, Albert Renger-Patzsch attended the renowned Kreuzgymnasium in Dresden. After
service in the German Army between 1916 and 1918, he studied chemistry at the Technische
Hochschule in Dresden from 1919 to 1921.
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