A new book of recently discovered "new" color photographs by Ernst Haas has generated a lot of interest.
Ernst Haas is unquestionably one of the best-known, most prolific and most published photographers of the twentieth century.
Paradoxically, however, there was also a side of his work that was almost entirely hidden from view. Parallel to his commissioned work Haas constantly made images for his own interest, and these pictures show an entirely different aspect of Haas’s sensibility: they are far more edgy, loose, complex and ambiguous – in short, far more radical than the work which earned him fame. Haas never printed these pictures in his lifetime, nor did he exhibit them, probably believing that they would not be understood or appreciated. Nonetheless, these works are of great complexity, and rival (and sometimes surpass) anything done at the time by his fellow photographers
Exhibition at London's Atlas Gallery September 14 - October 22
Prints available from Monroe Gallery of Photography