László Moholy-Nagy American, born Hungary

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Moholy-Nagy was a central figure at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau from 1923 to 1928 and at the New Bauhaus (later the Institute of Design) in Chicago from 1937 until his death. Both as an artist and as an educator, Moholy-Nagy used photography as a means of challenging conventions of visual perception and representation. Among the methods he advocated to promote the "new vision" was the cameraless photograph or photogram - at once the most direct and the most oblique of translations from object to photograph. Moholy-Nagy made this abstract image by resting commonplace objects on a sheet of photographic paper and exposing it to light.

Fotogramm, László Moholy-Nagy (American (born Hungary), Borsod 1895–1946 Chicago, Illinois), Gelatin silver print

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