• Algier, 1944, a self-portrait by Germaine Krull Nachlass, wearing the uniform of de Gaulle's Free French forces in Africa.

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Photographer Germaine Krull subject of new book; author to give talk

Author Kim Sichel will discuss photographer Germaine Krull (1897-1985), the subject of her recent book published by MIT Press, on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm in Rm 4-231.

Ms. Krull, whose life spanned nine decades and four continents, witnessed some of the 20th century's major upheavals. Her photographs include avant-garde montages, ironic studies of female nudes, press propaganda and some of the most successful commercial and fashion images of her day. Her politics led from communist allegiance to incarceration in Russia as a counterrevolutionary to support of the Free French cause against Hitler to a reclusive life among Tibetan monks in India.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 15, 2000.

Topics: Arts, Special events and guest speakers


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