Gotthard Schuh


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(1897–1969), German-born Swiss painter and photojournalist, who took up photography in the mid-1920s and in the 1930s contributed to the Berliner illustrirte Zeitung, Vu, Life, Paris Match, and Swiss journals. However, his two best-known images, of a boy stretched out playing a game, and a temple dancer, were taken in Indonesia in 1938–9 and published in Insel der Götter (1940). In 1941–60 he was picture editor of the Neue zürcher Zeitung, and co-founded the Working Party of Swiss Photographers in 1951 with Werner Bischof, Walter Läubli, Paul Senn, and Jakob Tuggener. He returned to painting in 1960.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

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