16 March 2018
Delighted to see that Steidl will once again be publishing another collection of work by Austrian born photographer Ernst Haas. If it is as good as Color Correction mentioned here then we are in for a treat. It is due to be released in late May 2018. Abstrakt is a collection of photographs selected by Ernst Haas for a two-projector 25-minute film he worked on until his death in 1986. The photographs span his entire career in color from 1952 to 1984. Many of the photographs were shown in Life magazine’s first color issue devoted to Haas’ 1953 story on New York, “Images of a Magic City,” and in his 1962 solo exhibition Ernst Haas: Color Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, the first color retrospective at that institution. The photographs in this book show various abstractions―from street detritus to torn posters and other found objects. Haas considered this project to be the culmination of his work in photography.