Let photos of Yugoslavia and BiH by Kurt Hielscher take you back in Time (gallery 1)

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Let photos of Yugoslavia by Kurt Hielscher take you back in time

Kurt Hielscher was a German photographer and he traveled extensively around Europe in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, and was the author of several successful books with landscape and architecture photographs about Italy, Spain and Germany. Because of his work, he was invited to Belgrade by the government of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

We must note that this was the official name for the first eleven years of its existence, the term “Yugoslavia” was its colloquial name from its origins. In mid-1920s Hielscher travel across the kingdom and create a book with images of the landscape, state and his people.

He produced 1200 photographs on his journey from the Slovenian Alps to the Bulgarian border. Hielscher chose 191 of them and he explained that he “tried to show the attractive, diverse character of the landscape, the architecture, and way of life of the Yugoslavs… I didn’t want to create a collection of postcards”.

This stunning collection was published in 1926 in Berlin by Verlag Ernst Wasmuth AG. This precious book is long out of print. All photographs are on Agfa Chromo Isorapid plates and here are some of them.

(Source: slavorum)

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