Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986)
Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1969
Chromogenic color print from original colour transparencies
Available in other formats on request.
Limited edition of 100
Ernst Haas (1921, Vienna – 1986, New York) is one of the most important proponents of photojournalism and, as a pioneer of colour photography, created unsurpassed works of art. His journalistic eye and unmistakable visual language have made his black-and-white photographs of life in the ruins of post-war Vienna unique documents of the times. His moving series on the first homecoming prisoners of war from Russia in particular is one of the key milestones of reportage photography to this day.
For Haas, it was the prelude to an unprecedented career. After emigrating to the USA, he was the first Austrian to become a member and later president of Magnum Photos agency and played a major role in shaping the heyday of illustrated news magazines. In the early 1950s, Haas discovered colour photography, which was still scorned at the time. His New York essay Images of a Magic City was to become the first major series of pictures ever printed in colour by Life. In 1962, he was also the first colour photographer to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art.
Colour print, print date: 2021
Object dimensions 50,8 x 61 cm (50,8 x 61 inch)
Mounting, Framing Frame upon request
Authorised by the Ernst Haas Estate, marked with the edition number »25/100« and signed by Alexander Haas on the reverse .
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