26 November 2015
EAP755: Annemarie Heinrich Photograph Collection
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on the EAP755 project, a fantastic collection of photographs by the German-born, naturalised Argentine photographer Annmarie Heinrich (1912-2005). Annemarie was well known for her portrait work, capturing glamorous shots of film and theatre stars such as Zully Moreno and Mirtha Legrand, as well as other famous Argentine personalities including Eva Perón. Her work has been widely exhibited and she is considered one of Argentina’s most admired photographers.
The photographs were digitised from the Annemarie Heinrich archive held at the Archivo Heinrich Sanguinetti, Buenos Aires. They are mostly unpublished and represent a more personal side to her photography that has been little publicised. The collection includes images of landscapes, rural life, city scenes, people, cultural practices, and abstract images. Many of the photographs are from her travels in Argentina, Latin America and Europe between the 1930s and 1950s. Annmarie treasured these images but rarely exhibited any of them as she considered the public to be more interested in her portfolio of portrait work for which she was renowned.
I’ve selected below some of the images that have caught my eye whilst working with the collection. This is just a small selection and there are many great images worth checking out on the EAP755 project webpage
EAP755/1/1/107/2 Boy with balloons
EAP755/1/1/177/2 Two women in an amusement park
EAP755/1/1/108/6 Sugar refinery in Tucumán. Loading or unloading area of sugarcane in trucks
EAP755/1/1/35/19 Portrait of a giraffe
EAP755/1/1/86/1 Young woman harvesting grapes in a vineyard in Mendoza, 1940s
EAP755/1/1/28/51 Children with a gaucho leaning on a mud wall
EAP755/1/1/31/53 Gauchos restraining a horse
EAP755/1/1/12/21 Man next to a fishing basket – Mar del Plata, c 1948
EAP755/1/1/28/38 Boy sitting on the floor holding an otter
EAP755/1/1/37/3 Group of smiling workmen having a meal on a sidewalk
EAP755/1/1/27/4 Man at the top of a sailboat mast