Exhibition brochure, 'Adolf Lazi', cardboard, black and white, Stuttgart, Germany, 1928. A brochure for an exhibition of work from Adolf Lazi's studio in 1928. The brochure is made from white cardboard folded in two and printed on with black text. The cover of the brochure features an image of a woman, seated in a chair, turning to face the camera, holding spectacles in her right hand. Framed images are on the wall in front of her. Inside the brochure there are more images and text. The back of the brochure features a small portrait of Adolf Lazi. The brochure is titled: 'BESICHTIGEN SIE DIE KLEINE AUSSTELLUNG'.
Following the completion of her studies at the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in Munich, Hedda obtained voluntary work in the studio of Adolf Lazi (1884-1955) in Stuttgart, from September 1931 to August 1932. Paid jobs were difficult to find during the Depression years, especially for young graduates. The studio produced mainly architectural, portrait, landscape and advertising photography. Adolf Lazi's photographs, reflect an interest in 'new realist' close-up views and extreme vantage points. This is a typical example of the type of commercial photography that the Lazi studio produced when Hedda worked there as a volunteer. At the end of 1932, Adolf Lazi wrote the following of Hedda in a reference: '[her] professional skills have been greatly consolidated during the year of practical experience and excellent achievements can be expected of her in the profession. Unfortunately economic conditions preclude us from employing her on a salaried basis'.
Produced for Adolf Lazi's studio in Stuttgart, Germany, 1928.
In 1928, Hedda was living in Stuttgart and nineteen going on twenty. It was a year before she enrolled in the Bavarian State Insitute for Photography in Munich.
Gift of Mr Franz Lazi, 1993