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Le Wiederaufbau de la perception. La photographie allemande dans l'après-guerre, 1945-1950
The article inquires into the marked absence of aesthetic innovation in postwar German photography during the five years that followed the Second World War's conclusion. Looking specifically at the genre known as Trümmerfotografie (rubble photography), it asks why this corpus of images was so conventional both in content and style, despite its shocking subject matter? The article suggests that after the horrors of fascism and war, psychological denial, a guilty conscious, and deep melancholydoaj:e86475bf95964f9282b07ea807281f12 fatcat:47rbzkuqobdzlienb2ulz56b3y