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Man in Venus bathing suit
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
22.5 x 16 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Photography, 6 June 2018, Lot: 4378
Yva was one of Germany's most successful fashion and commercial photographers. She opened her studio in Berlin in 1925 and collaborated with Heinz Hajek-Halke in 1926. Her work was published in the fashionable magazines of the day such as Die Dame, Uhu, Elegante Welt and Berliner Illustrierte and her work was also included in the "Film und Foto" exhibit in Stuttgart in 1929. As she was Jewish in 1938 she had to give up her studio and could no longer work as a photographer. In 1942 both she and her husband were arrested and deported to a concentration camp where she was murdered.