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Photography in the Third Reich

Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda

This lucid and comprehensive collection of essays by an international group of scholars constitutes a photo-historical survey of select photographers who embraced National Socialism during the Third Reich. These photographers developed and implemented physiognomic and ethnographic photography, and, through a Selbstgleichschaltung (a self-co-ordination with the regime), continued to practice as photographers throughout the twelve years of the Third Reich.
The volume explores, through phot...

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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2021
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 08 juin 2021
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783749140
  • EAN électronique : 9791036570353
  • Nombre de pages : xiv-295 p.
Eric Kurlander


Rolf Sachsse
1. Dark Sky, White Costumes

The Janus State of Modern Photography in Germany 1933–1945


Christopher Webster
2. ‘The Deepest Well of German Life’

Hierarchy, Physiognomy and the Imperative of Leadership in Erich Retzlaff’s Portraits of the National Socialist Elite



Christopher Webster
5. ‘Transmissions from an Extrasensory World’

Ethnos and Mysticism in the Photographic Nexus


Amos Morris-Reich
6. Science and Ideology

Photographic ‘Economies of Demonstration’ in Racial Science


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