Ilse Bing and Ellen Auerbach Two Film portraits by Antonia Lerch
Ilse Bing and Ellen Auerbach – both were of Jewish descent and born around 1900 in Germany. They studied in Germany and emigrated in the 1930s. Each was an exceptional photographer.
In 1992, Antonia Lerch, documentary maker from Berlin, visited the artists in New York. She lets them speak for themselves, gently, without comment or making a show of it. The results are direct, touching movies in which personality history, contemporary history, and the history of photography flow together in a harmonious way. A stirring cultural testimony to a past generation.
Film showing attended by the film director
Documentary films, New York 1992, each 57 minutes
One of the accompanying events for the In an Instant. Photographs by Fred Stein exhibition.
14 April 2014, 7.30 pm