László Moholy-Nagy
1895 – 1946

Moholy’s interest in film grew out of his investigations into cameraless photography, which he called “writing with light.” By placing objects and projecting illuminations onto photosensitive paper and then exposing it to light, Moholy composed abstract pictures of image and shadow. He arrived at this technique independently, though Man Ray in Paris and the German painter Christian Schad, working in Italy, had already made similar inroads into cameraless image making. Using a variety of materials to shape and transform light …

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Ein Lichtspiel schwarz weiss grau (1930)