Éditions Hazan 2015
Technical buildings, port and industrial facilities, Paris in the 1920s: Germaine Krull (1897–1985) is one of the discoverers of modernism.
Her photographic cityscapes of Europe, but also her commitment as a war correspondent in Indochina and her photo reports can hardly be overestimated in their importance. Jean Cocteau and Walter Benjamin were among the first to admire their photographs, their realistically undisguised view of the present day. The popularity and formative power of their works can be measured against other great artists such as Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy or André Kertész. For a long time, Krull’s works were scattered in individual archives and not accessible to the public.
The catalog closes this gap and presents the pictures of an extraordinary photographer. With over 150 vintage prints, her view of the world can be seen and admired again.