(Torún, Poland, 1896 - 1990, Concord, New Hampshire)
1946-1955 (printed 1981)
9 1/4 x 7 in. (23.6 x 17.8 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
Gift of the Stephen White Gallery of Photography, Inc.
Though best known for her portraits of famous people, Jacobi also experimented with abstraction in her “photogenics.” She described making these photograms (photographs made without a camera) as drawing on photo-sensitized paper by moving the light source. While photography is most often used to document the external world, Jacobi’s abstractions are a vehicle for imagination.
signed in pencil LR "Lotte Jacobi"