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Picture Stories: the Rise of the Photoessay in the Weimar Republic
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
Between the mid-1920s and the early 1930s German photojournalism experienced a profound, far-reaching upheaval. Up until this time, the illustrated mass media had favoured the reproduction of single photos, but during this brief period the photo-essay rose to prominence. Photographs and texts were integrated into a new, complex narrative unity: photoreportage. This article aims to reconstruct the historical conditions under which modern photo-reportage arose during the Weimar Republic. It willdoi:10.18352/hcm.520 fatcat:ygfh5focyrhwdek3ntlhnrzogu