Exhibition: Marianne Strobl
Photoinstitut Bonartes, Vienna
Exhibition opening in Vienna:
Marianne Strobl, "Industrie-Photograph", 1894-1914.
Opens: 19 October 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition run: 20 October 2017 - 26 January 2018
published by FOTOHOF edition:
Ulrike Matzer (Hg.)
Marianne Strobl “Industrie-Photograph” 1894-1914
Texts by Ulrike Matzer, Andreas Nierhaus, Hanna Schneck
Graphic design: Martha Stutteregger,
21 x 21,5 cm, 156 pages
136 bw and color plates
For her clients Marianne Strobl descended into the sewers, crawled into the caves of the Ötscher and - with her camera - she accompanied the construction of the gas plant Vienna-Leopoldau for years. She created multi-faceted portraits of the textile company E. Braun and the deluxe hotel Meißl & Schadn. Her proficiency in “flash photography” helped her to document new buildings such as the Semmeringvilla, furnished with historical pomp, a men’s home or a mental hospital in Trieste. Strobl’s specialization in industrial photography was a practical strategy in order to subsist on the highly competitive market in Vienna around 1900. This self-assured photographer, who did not “hide” in the studio, like many of her professional colleagues, is to be rediscovered.
Ulrike Matzer is an art and cultural scientist in Vienna, Austria.