“Focus! Click! Maria Austria – photographer in exile” exhibition

Article publié le 19 June 2023

Until 14 January 2024 at Museum Dorotheergasse

The photographer Maria Austria, born Marie Östreicher in Karlovy Vary in 1915, moved to Vienna in the 1930s to study at the Federal Institute for Graphic Education and Research. After working briefly as a press photographer, she emigrated to Amsterdam in 1937, where she founded the Studio Model en Foto Austria. After the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, she went underground and helped the resistance by taking passport photos for forged passports. In 1945, she founded the photographic agency Particam Pictures with her husband and other colleagues. The exhibition presents her early work in Vienna through to the 1970s.