Yva (Else Simon) German

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Yva worked as a commercial photographer in Berlin specializing in fashion and portrait photography. Here she captures the dreamy narcissism of a dancing couple, for the moment oblivious to the increasingly turbulent world outside the dance hall. Yva's own career was tragically cut short under Nazi rule. A Jew, she was forced to give up management of her studio in 1936; after 1938, no longer allowed to work as a photographer, she became an X-ray technician. She died in a concentration camp in 1942.

Tanzbar, Yva (Else Simon) (German, 1900–1942), Gelatin silver print

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