Gertrudes Altschul. Untitled. c. 1952

Gertrudes Altschul Untitled c. 1952

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Like almost every member of Sáo Paulo’s famed Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB), Altschul was an amateur, meaning she pursued photographic activity without any professional affiliation or ambition. She began attending workshops with the FCCB in the late 1940s and became a member in 1952. There are no written records of her creative intent, leaving only the visual evidence of her achievement: experimentations with process and form, and inventive compositions discovered within everyday life. These large-scale prints were made for the active circuit of contemporary salons and exhibitions that traveled throughout Brazil and internationally in this period.

Gallery label from Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, April 19 - August 13, 2017.
Gelatin silver print
15 1/16 × 11 1/2" (38.3 × 29.2 cm)
John Szarkowski Fund
Object number
© 2020 Estate of Gertrudes Altschul

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