The Timeless Photographic Past. Part II.

From 1920 to 1940 photography witnessed an incredible evolution. From the austerity and the immediacy of reportage to the careful study of living things and their presence in all forms.

It might well be one of the most significant periods in the history of photography, as it was able to produce images of both great quality and artistry. Here are some of the finest works of the era.

My personal preference for Edward Weston's work forces me to include two of his photographs in this brief selection.

More to come.

Young Girl In Circus Caravan - 1926 © August Sander

Jealousy - 1928 © László Moholy-Nagy

Snake In Bucket - 1929 © Imogen Cunningham

White Bryony - 1929 © Karl Blossfeldt

Lovers in a Small Cafe Near the Place d'Italie, Paris - 1932 © Brassaï (Gyula Halász)

Nude With Parasol - 1935 © Martin Munkacsi

Nude (Charis Wilson) - 1936 © Edward Weston

LZ 129 Hindemburg - 1937 © Murray Becker

Nude Floating - 1939 © Edward Weston