Werner Mantz

Detail of Kalkerfeld settlement, Cologne 1928

1928, printed 1977

Part of
Portfolio
Medium
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 227 x 167 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Acquisitions Committee 2011
Reference
P79943

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Werner Mantz began his career as a portrait and advertising photographer, later becoming known for his architectural photographs of the modernist housing projects in Cologne during the 1920s. This portfolio of photographs was selected by the artist towards the end of his life as representative of his finest work. These rare prints reveal Mantz’s mastery in still-life and architecture photography, and are considered some of the most influential works created in the period.

Gallery label, May 2012