Heinz Hajek-Halke

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Heinz Hajek-Halke
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898-1983) was among the most important German photographers of the 20th Century. Among his most infleuntial works were his experimental ‘Lichtgrafiken’ (light graphics), which were made without a camera. Instead, each image was created by applying a combination of chemical and mechanical techniques to photographic materials, such as negative film and light-sensitive paper. Additionally, Hajek-Halke used materials such as glass shards, glue, varnish, soot, wire, and fish bones in concert with darkroom techniques such as montage and double exposure, resulting in images of bizarre and fine structures and shapes, some resembling macro- and microscopic photographs.
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