Date of Award

Fall 12-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Academic Program Adviser

Nebahat Avcioglu

Abstract

This thesis presents the work of German-born Brazilian photographer Gertrudes Altschul, who developed a body of modernist photography within the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB) in São Paulo in the 1950s. It underscores her female and immigrant perspective during the transition from Pictorialist to modernist photography in the postwar years.

Comments

This thesis presents the work of German-born Brazilian photographer Gertrudes Altschul, who developed a body of subjective, modernist photographs within the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB) in São Paulo in the 1950s. It underscores her female and immigrant perspective during a time of postwar transition from Pictorialist to modernist photography.

 
 

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