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Ellen Auerbach (May 20, 1906, Karlsruhe, Germany – July 30, 2004, New York City) was a German-born American photographer who is best remembered for her innovative artwork for the Ringl & Pit studio in Berlin during the Weimar Republic
The life of Ellen (Rosenberg) Auerbach was a constant journey of self-discovery and, in her photographic work, a search for the essence that lies behind people and things. Her curious mind, her keen and intuitive eye and her sense of humor permeated her photography, which was re-discovered in the late 1970s, .... Auerbach belonged to the generation of New Women who sought to break with traditional female roles and become independent through their work.
While riding on the crest of the avant-garde photographic trends of the late 1920s, Auerbach developed her own distinctive style, which corresponded with her constant need to find the “essence behind things.” Her wonderful intuition, her “third eye,” allowed her to capture atmospheric moods that went beyond the subjects she photographed.