Small Harbor, Marseilles

Herbert Bayer American, born Austria

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Director of the Bauhaus typography and advertising workshop, Herbert Bayer took up the camera about 1925, initially using photography in relation to his design work and later pursuing it for its own sake. In 1928, he traveled to Marseille, where he photographed the boats docked in the harbor from overhead, exploiting the camera's capacity to transform everyday reality into patterned abstractions.

Small Harbor, Marseilles, Herbert Bayer (American (born Austria), Haag 1900–1985 Montecito, California), Gelatin silver print

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