Elfriede Mejchar, cross-border photographer

€ 39,90

Elfriede Mejchar (1924-2020) is one of the most important personalities in Austrian photography. Her diverse work spans more than half a century, from the late 1940s to the 21st century. On May 10, 2024, the Austrian photographer would have turned 100 years old.

Elfriede Mejchar is at home as a photographer where city and country, light and shadow, dirt and beauty collide. In her pictures she lets forgotten landscapes, places and things appear in a new light: inconspicuous urban outskirts and dilapidated industrial areas, out-of-date hotel rooms, barns and huts, scarecrows, portraits and, time and again, flowers between blooming and wilting. In her cheeky collages and montages she builds clever fantasy worlds that are socially critical and humorous in equal measure.