DescripciónBetween 1918 and 1933, artists in the Weimar Republic reinvented photography. Though photographers to that point had generally aimed at capturing their subjects personalities, now they began to understand the face as a vehicle for their own ideas. Through the por trait, artists explored concepts as diverse as Germanys political transformation, modernist aesthetics, and emerging feminist theor y. Battling over the seemingly straightforward composition of the portrait, these artists expanded the aesthetic capacity of photogr aphy for all time. Beginning with Helmar Lerskis groundbreaking series Metamorphosis Through Light, Faces features more than two hundred photographs from a variety of well-known and overlooked artists in this radical period.Featured artists include Gertrud Arnd t, Marta Astfalck-Vietz,Herbert Bayer, Irene Bayer, Aenne Biermann, Erwin Blumenfeld, Max Burchartz, Suse Byk, Paul Citroen, Carl Th eodor Dreyer, Andreas Feininger, Werner David Feist, Trude Fleischmann, Jozef Glogowski, Paul Edmund Hahn, Lotte Jacobi, Grit Kallin -Fischer, Edmund Kesting, Rudolf Koppitz, Kurt Kranz, Anneliese Kretschmer, Germaine Krull, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, Helmar Lerski, Lá szló Moholy-Nagy, Lucia Moholy, Oskar Nerlinger, Erich Retzlaff, Hans Richter, Leni Riefenstahl, Franz Roh, Werner Rohde, Ilse Salb erg, August Sander, Franz Xaver Setzer, Robert Siodmak, Anton Stankowski, Edgar G. Ulmer, Umbo, Robert Wiene, and Willy Zielke.