Before Exile

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt BrechtBrecht before exile | Konrad Ressler | 1927

In 1927 Bertolt Brecht met with the Augsburg photographer Konrad Ressler in his studio. The result is a series of 32 portrait photographs. The negatives were seized during the nazi years, but the photographer managed to hide prints in his home safe. More than two decades after Ressler’s death in 1960, the photos reappeared and were shown to the public in the Munich Museum of Photography.