"Benjamin KATZ's photographs in the photo volume 'Berlin Havelhöhe. 1960/1961' are social and artistic documents at the same time: Benjamin KATZ's beginnings as a photographer and his great interest in modernist photography can be discovered here as well as the place itself with the traces of its past as a Nazi airbase, converted into a hospital for patients from all walks of life, including Nazis as well as persecuted people. The Berlin Havelhöhe Hospital (now the Clinic for Anthroposophic Medicine) moved into buildings originally built for the Nazi Reich Academy of Aviation in 1950. Pilots who attacked Guernica in 1934 as part of the Condor Legion were also trained there. When Benjamin Katz stayed in Havelhöhe for a period of one and a half years in 1960, suffering from tuberculosis, he produced an extensive body of photographs.
The photo volume 'Berlin Havelhöhe. 1960/1961' by Benjamin KATZ contains 48 enlargements as well as 380 working prints of the negatives on 30 facsimile DIN A4 pages, which document on the one hand the everyday life of the patients, on the other hand the architecture and the traces of National Socialism." (slightly adapted publisher's text, © Hirmer Verlag, 2019)
About the German photographer, Benjamin KATZ
Photo books by and about the work of Benjamin KATZ
- Paul McWeigh
- Book design
- Birte STEINBECK
- HC, approx. 24 x 17,5 cm., 112 pp., 85 b/w duplex ills., text language: English