This exhibition is devoted to the history of amateur, proletarian documentary photography, a movement that dates back to March 1926 when the German communist magazine AIZ (Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung) called on amateur photographers to send in their contributions. It was structurally linked to the Comintern’s propaganda strategy resulting from its 1921 Congress, and in particular to Willi Münzenberg’s media conglomerate,
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