Alexander Hammid (or Hackenschmied) Church of the Madeleine, Paris and Reflection of Shop Window
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1930s Print Date 1970s
Dimensions 12-3/8 x 10-1/2 in. (314 x 267 mm)
Photo Country Czech Republic
Photographer Country Czech Republic
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Alexandr Hackenschmied, or Hammid, (17 December 1907, Linz--26 July 2004, New York City) was a leading avant-garde photographer and filmmaker in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars.
He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema. His film, "Meshes of the Afternoon", which he made with filmmaker Maya Deren--to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947--has become an icon of avant-garde cinema in the U.S.
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