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Frank Hofmann's 'Studio arrangement', around 1944

Frank Hofmann's 'Studio arrangement', around 1944

Czechoslovak immigrant Frank Hofmann, who settled in New Zealand in 1940, helped introduce modernist ideas and practices to local photography. In this image from the mid-1940s, different elements are juxtaposed to create a study of form and light. 

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.033218
Photograph by Frank Hofmann

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Photography expands, 1880s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43222/frank-hofmanns-studio-arrangement-around-1944 (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014