Grete Stern


Grete Stern was a German born photographer. She studied graphic art in Germany but was so inspired by the work of Edward Weston and Paul Outerbridge that she changed her focus to photography. She collaborated with fellow student Ellen Auerbach and continued her studies at Bauhaus. There she met Argentinian photographer Horacio Coppola. Eventually she married Coppola and immigrated to Argentina, where the couple had children and ran a studio. Around the same time they divorced Stern began exhibiting her work, locally as well as internationally.

My favorite work by Stern came from her series, Sueños (Dreams), they are a series of photomontages she contributed to a women’s magazine called Idilio.