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Hans Finsler − New Photography

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
As a representative of the New Photography, Hans Finsler (1891–1972) was instrumental in shaping an autonomous photographic language. He combined black-and-white contrasts with myriad shades of gray, and showed his motifs cropped, blurred by movement, or in slanting Constructivist diagonals. Finsler participated in the 1929 traveling exhibition Film und Foto, the decade’s most important showcase for avant-garde photography, and became a seminal photography teacher at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich.