Pont Transbordeur, Marseille

László Moholy-Nagy American, born Hungary

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In 1929 Moholy-Nagy traveled to Marseilles, where he photographed the Pont Transbordeur, a steel transporter bridge that was celebrated, like the Eiffel Tower, as an icon
of modern construction. Like a number of other avant-garde photographers, including Germaine Krull, Herbert Bayer,
and Florence Henri, Moholy-Nagy was fascinated by the dynamic spatial relations of the bridge's crisscrossing steel girders and open spiral staircase. In this photograph, he used the technique of reverse printing to create a bold graphic composition that simultaneously clarifies and transforms the structure of the bridge.

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

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