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Josef Breitenbach

The New Yorker

September 23, 2013

The German photographer escaped to Paris and then to New York during the Second World War, establishing himself along the way as one of the period's cleverest and most versatile avant-gardists.
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Photograph Magazine

September 1, 2013

Josef Breitenbach (1896-1984) is the latest example of an artist made newly visible because we are at last able to want what he shows us.
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The New Yorker Photo Booth

August 13, 2013

Breitenbach is best known for his sensitive and dynamic portraits of artistic luminaries and for his early use of color as an expressive element in photography. We are trying to expand the understanding of Breitenbach’s work, which relates to Pictorialism, modernism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. 
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The New Yorker

November 3, 2008

The work that sealed his cult reputation was made in the thirties and forties, and these vintage prints from that period are superb.
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DLK Collection

October 13, 2008

At a time when there wasn't much color in photography, Breitenbach was experimenting with bleaching and toning to get acidic yellows, oranges, reds and browns, which he used to highlight and accent his otherwise traditional gelatin silver images.
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