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The Berninabahn [Switzerland]
Gelatin silver print
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4291
One of the most outstanding Swiss photographers of the 20th century, Albert Steiner has been compared to Ansel Adams and Albert Renger-Patzsch. His impressive scenic photographs have fundamentally shaped the perception of Switzerland as an alpine country of timeless beauty. In the 1920s, however, he adopted a more clear and objective way of photographing and created the first modern Swiss photobook Schnee Winter Sonne (1930) which has been compared to Renger-Patzsch's Die Welt ist Schön (1928).