This article analyses how photographers who were born in cities of present-day Ukraine created urban visions and established their own businesses in exile in New York.
Author: Helene Roth
The first half of the 20th century was marked by world wars and shifting borders. Nation states dissolved and led to territorial shifts. At the same time, imperial, totalitarian and colonial claims to power opposed efforts to establish independent nation states. In a short series, METROMOD follows the traces of those who experienced the changing … Continued
Helene Roth’s article on the sharped curve of the Elevated Railroad line at the Coenties Slip and the visualisations of émigré photographers as Fred Stein, Andreas Feininger, Mario Bucovich, T. Lux Feininger and Ellen Auerbach was published in the column „Das Bild in seiner Zeit” in the current issue of the magazine ReVue.
Cross-border research can already begin when people change their surnames after emigration. Therefore, it is often difficult to trace the émigré life and work back to their homelands and to their future life in exile. This is the case with the German-born photographer Walter Süssman.
After more than a year of work we’re very much looking forward to release our curated walks on our METROMOD cities today.
Helene Roth’s essay on German-speaking émigrés photographers is part of the recent outcoming publication “Contact Zones. Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in the United States” edited by Justin Carville and Sigrid Lien with the publishing house Leuven University Press.
Ekaterina Aygün’s new article on Russian-speaking émigré artists in Istanbul (Beyoğlu) in the 1920s was published in June in Toplumsal Tarih magazine!
We are very happy that our project can now also be followed on our new Instagram channel: _metromod_ Looking forward to meet you there!
This week we had the pleasure to welcome Mareike virtually to our METROMOD team
We are very pleased to announce that our first publication Arrival Cities: Migrating Artists and New Metropolitan Topographies in the 20th century has been published!