Photographic Contact Zones: The Mexican Travel Photographs of Fritz Neugass
Fritz Neugass (1899-1979) was a photographer and arts journalist who fled the Nazi regime in his native Germany to the United States in 1941. In her talk, Kressner explores Neugass’s travel photographs in the context of the multifaceted tradition of photography of the post-revolutionary Mexico by visitors hailing from the North.
The Libraries’ M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives acquired his photographs and papers in 1983 to include in its German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collections (http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/eresources/static/ger.html#about ), which document the mass migration of German-speaking intellectuals from the Nazi regime.
Kressner, Ilka, "Photographic Contact Zones: The Mexican Travel Photographs of Fritz Neugass" (2018). Campus Conversations in Standish. 10.