Yugoslavia 1926

Yugoslavia 1926

In the mid-1920s the prominent German photographer Kurt Hielscher was invited by the government in Belgrade to travel to Yugoslavia and create a book with images of the state, founded only a few years earlier. Kurt Hielscher had already published similar and very successful books about Italy, Spain and Germany, so he took up the invitation with enthusiasm.

In Belgrade he got an interpreter, letters of introduction to all local authorities and cars were at his disposal. Hielscher gratefully acknowledges all help in this endeavour. He also thanks the Zeiss-Ikon and Agfa factories for their outstanding cameras, lenses and photo plates.

The journey - from the Alps to Novo Mesto towards Bulgaria - produced 1200 photographs, from which he chose 191. In Hielscher's words, those were the few "which would try to show the attractive, diverse character of the landscape, the architecture, and way of life of the Yugoslavs... I didn't want to create a collection of postcards".

The result is a stunning and often moving collection, published in a book in 1926 in Berlin by Ernst Wassmuth AG.

On Agfa Chromo Isorapid plates.

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KUD MLADOST - Josifovo Macedonia

KUD MLADOST - Josifovo Macedonia

Sunday, 29 January 2017 01:48
Great photos, greetings from Macedonia. Thanks.

Sasa Lukic

Sasa Lukic

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:32
Very nice pictures. Here you add a photo album of the same period (1926-28). https://www.flickr.com/photos/lms0605/

Sasa Lukic

Sasa Lukic

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:31
Veoma lepe slike. Evo da vam dodam album sa fotografijama iz istog perioda (1926-28). https://www.flickr.com/photos/lms0605/

teo trostmann

teo trostmann

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:23
trebalo je mudrosti da se neke stvari očuvaju.Hielscher je zanimljiv kao da je antropolog,etnograf i geograf. Njegove fotografije prirode i spomenika su majstorske!

Isnogood87

Isnogood87

Friday, 22 April 2016 11:53
Kako su primorska mjesta lijepa, neukaljana komercijalnim turizmom, radnja nekog romana. Kakav kontrast drvenom i kaljavom kontinentu. Zamisli da si srecnik pa te neki put navede u Herceg Novi ili onakav Split. Covjece.. Kako li je bilo obicnom covjeku kad vidi onaj sjaj. Danas je svudje slicno pa je samo okej.

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