Ellen Auerbach  (1906-2004) 


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Ellen Auerbach Biography
1906   Born: May 20, Karlsruhe, Germany
1929   Relocated to Berlin to study photography with Walter Peterhans
1929 - 1933   While in her twenties, together with her colleague and friend Grete Stern, the then Ellen Rosenberg formed a commercial photography studio in Berlin named Ringl & Pit. The two women collaboratively produced advertising, still lifes and studio portraits that reflected the energetic, experimental style of their mentor, Walter Peterhans, a professional photographer who taught at the legendary Bauhaus design school.
1933   Mrs. Auerbach and Ms. Stern received first prize at an international exhibition in Brussels for ''Komol,'' an advertising still life constructed like a collage out of layers of paper, wire screen and artificial curls of hair.
1933   The two were forced to close their studio the same year, with Hitler coming to power.
1934 - 1937   Both of them were Jewish, and Auerbach emigrated to Tel Aviv, London and, in 1937, the United States.
1940 - 1949   Auerbach xperimented with infrared and ultraviolet fluorescence photography
1960   Completed documentation project of Indian culture in Gran Chaco, Argentina.
2004   Died: July 30, New York City
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Right Through the Very Heart of It, Robert Mann Gallery, NYC
2008   Of the Refrain, Robert Mann Gallery, NYC
1993   ringl+pit, The Folkwang Museum, Essen
1988   Emigriert, Germany