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Other: Rob Gerstmann 
Other: Robert Gerstmann 
Dates:  1896 - 1960 (ca)
Born:  Austria, Vienna
Died:  Chile, Santiago
Active:  Bolivia / Chile / Columbia
 
  
Austrian-born photographer active in South America.
 
A Spanish-language monograph is available: Margarita Alvarado, Mariana Matthews and Carla Möller "Roberto Gerstmann: Fotografias, paisajes y territorios latinoamericanos" (Santiago: Pehuén Editores, 2009).

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Portrait of Rob Gerstmann 
1928 (published)
 
  
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Roberto M. Gerstmann

The following biographical material is courtesy of Dan Buck (Nov 27, 2006):
 
"Gerstmann, Roberto M. (1896-1960?). Gerstmann was a Vienna-born (Hernán Rodriguez V. has him born in St. Petersburg) electrical engineer who, as a young man, developed an interest in photography. In 1924, he immigrated to Chile and from there traveled to Bolivia, where he made some five thousand photographs, a selection of which appear as photogravures in his Bolivia, 150 Grabados en Cobre (1928), which was reissued in 1996 by the Fundación Quipus in La Paz. Gerstmann ranged far, photographing the altiplano from La Paz south to the Argentine border, west to the Chilean border, and east to the Yungas, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, and the lowlands along the Ríos Beni and Mamoré. Only Tarija and the Chaco escaped his lens. Five of his photographs illustrate Stewart E. McMillan's "The Heart of Aymara Land," National Geographic Magazine (February 1927), and several appear in Gustavo-Adolfo Otero's Bolivia (Guía Sinóptica) 1929. Gerstmann settled in Santiago in 1929. He published other photo albums, including Chile: 280 grabados en cobre (1932), Colombia: 200 grabados en cobre (1951), and Chile en 110 cuadros (1960?), and dabbled in film-making in Bolivia. He is thought to have died in Santiago ca. 1960. Several thousand of his glass plates are said to be at a university in Antofagasta."  
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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