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Joint: ringl + pit 
Dates:  1904, 9 May - 1999, 24 December
Born:  Germany, Elberfeld [now Wuppertal-Elberfeld]
Died:  Argentina, Buenos Aires
Active:  Germany / England / Argentina
 
  
One of the most innovative ‘modernist‘ photographers in Weimar Germany. She founded the ringl + pit studio with Ellen Rosenberg Auerbach in 1930 but this closed down in 1933 when Hitler came to power. She later worked in England and Argentina.

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ringl + pit
Pit in Veil (Grete Stern) 
1930 (taken) 1980s (print)
 
  
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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Coke, Van Deren with Diana C. Du Pont 1986 Photography: A Facet of Modernism (New York: Hudson Hills Press, The San Francisco Museum of Art) p.185 
  
• Fernandez, Horacio (ed.) 2000 Fotografía Pública: Photography in Print 1919-1939 (Aldeasa) p.208 [This Spanish exhibition catalogue is one of the best sources for illustrations of photomontage and book design for the period between the two World Wars.] 
  
 

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• Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia & Lippard, Lucy 1997 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century. Selections from the Helen Kornblum Collection (Saint Louis Art Museum, D.A.P.) [Grete Stern is included in this overview of women photographers.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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