Aenne Biermann


Aenne Biermann (German, 1898–1933) moved with her family to Gera in 1920 and came into contact with the artistic circle surrounding Franz Werfel and Franz Roh. After the births of her children (in 1921 and 1923) she taught herself photography and began to photograph her family and friends. Through portraits of her children and detail studies of plants and everyday objects she gained renown as a representative of the Neue Photographie movement in the 1920s. In 1929 she showed her work in the Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart and the following year published a monograph with sixty pictures in Franz Roh’s Fototek book series. She died of a liver ailment in 1933, and in 1939 her family immigrated to Palestine.