Mount Sinai. 1950s. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. 23,8 x 17,8 cm. Photographer's stamp and number in pencil on the verso.
Born in Berlin in 1919, Marli Shamir studied at the art school Contempora Lehrateliers affiliated with the Bauhaus. She emigrated to Palestine via Sweden in 1937 and arrived in Palestine in October 1938. In 1945 she opened her own photographic studio in Jerusalem where she had great success portraying children. One of the main topics of her photography is the land and the abstractions made by light and shadow. In 1951 she received the first prize for landscape photography from Bezalel University. In 1953 she married the diplomat Meir Ahmir and travelled extensively. She has had solo exhibitions at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Grand Palais, Paris as well as group exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the British Museum, London. She lives and still photographs in Jerusalem. – Slight edge wear, corners bumped, a few small retouched spots, a few minimal surface scuffs, otherwise in good condition.
Lit.: Klaus Honnef/Frank Weyers. Und sie haben Deutschland verlassen... müssen. Fotografen und ihre Bilder 1928-1997, Bonn 1997, see pp. 448 - 451.