Self-Portrait in Profile

László Moholy-Nagy, Selbstportrait im Profil, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

László Moholy-Nagy, Selbstportrait im Profil, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

In contrast to photography, Moholy-Nagy wanted the photogram – in which light hits the paper directly without reflection through the photographed object – to move on from the reproductive rendition of the visible to productive rendition. The technology of the self-portrait in the photogram was his invention, which he also called “cameraless photography”.

Literature:
Heyne, Renate / Neusüss, Floris M.: “László Moholy-Nagy as the Lodestar of a New Art Form: A ‘Photogrammed’ Self-Portrait” in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 211ff.