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Lotte Errell (1903-1991) - Between Journalism and Aesthetics

Finished Ended on Tue Nov 30, 2004
German Consulate General
SOHO Donghai Plaza, 8/F, 299 Tongren Lu, near Nanyang Lu

About

Pictures by Lotte Errell who travelled to China in 1931/32 and reported about Chinese women and fashion.

For the German publishing house Ullstein, she travelled to China in 1931/32 and reported about Chinese women and fashion. In Shanghai, she was fascinated by the women of the Chinese society as well as modern lifestyle and the traditional way of life existing side by side. During a trip on the Yangtze, she was impressed by the landscape
bordering and the dangers of the mighty river. In Beijing, she associated with writers and the Chinese society.
From all of Errell's photographs and reports those depicting her time in China were published the most. Here photography shows her wandering between creative art and a
journalist’s vantage point. Lotte Errell left Germany in 1931 to see the world. In 1933 for her, a German Jew, living abroad became a necessity. Her career as a photographer found an end at its peek. In
1954, she returned to Germany. She had repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to immigrate to the USA.

An exhibition of her photographs will be shown from 11 - 30 November in the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany at 181 Yongfu Road.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 11.45 am
Monday – Thursday 1.00 pm – 4.15 pm.

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