Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model: Urban Camera

Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model: Urban Camera

MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest 2021

This exhibition presents street photography, portraits, and experimental work by émigré photographers Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990) and Lisette Model (1901-1983), created while they lived in Berlin, Paris, and New York from the 1930s to 1950s. Jacobi was an ambitious innovator, expanding from refined portraiture of cultural elites into experimental, abstract images during the 1940s and 1950s. While Jacobi trained with a lineage of professional studio photographers, Model claimed to have had little technical instruction. She instinctively made captivating candid street portraits, boldly cropping to monumentalize her subjects and printing in large formats to accentuate rough surface qualities. Works by each artist will be presented in adjoining galleries to highlight the dramatic contrasts in their styles.

Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model
Urban Camera
April 1 – September 11

DeCordova Museum
51 Sandy Pond Rd Lincoln, MA 01773
www.decordova.org

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© Lisette Model

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© Lisette Model

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© Lisette Model

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© Lisette Model

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© Lisette Model

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© Lisette Model

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© Lotte Jacobi

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© Lotte Jacobi


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