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Shadow Play

German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s Dada background is evident in his collage-like images and photographic manipulations. Shadows were often used to Blumenfeld’s advantage as illustrated in his c. 1945 image of an unknown model whose presence is sliced through the vertical shades cast upon her. Norwegian-born photographer Sølve Sundsbø would employ a similar lighting

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Two-Faced

German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s Dada background is evident in his collage-like images and photographic manipulations. For the cover of Vogue’s November 1, 1944 issue, Blumenfeld aimed to represent the void in the 1940s woman’s life, created by her husband off at war. The photographer placed a profile of a male silhouette directly on top of the cover girl

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