Photograph, 'Profile of Hedda Hammer (Morrison)', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart, Germany, 1931/32. This image is a close-up profile of Hedda Hammer (Morrison). She is facing upwards and towards the left of the frame. She wears a beaded necklace.
This profile shot of Hedda taken by Adolf Lazi in his Stuttgart studio in 1931/1932, emphasises composition and the pictorial surface, creating an extreme and rather arresting portrait.
This photograph, one in a series of five in the Museum's collection, was taken by Adolf Lazi in a photographic session during the period that Hedda Hammer (Morrison) worked in his studio as a voluntary photographic assistant in 1931-1932. The photographs became part of her personal collection.
Exhibited in In her view: the photographs of Hedda Morrison in China and Sarawak 1933-1967', Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 11 June - 10 October 1993.
Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1993
The reverse has Adolf Lazi's studio stamp and number L212. The stamp reads: 'Photographische/bildkunst Lazi/Stuttgart - Diemershalde 48', 'Abdrucj/dieses bildes nur mit angabe des urhebers gestatted/Foto Lazi'. The number L212 is handwritten.