Book Release "Schaut her! Toni Schneiders"
In February 2020, the F.C. Gundlach Foundation in cooperation with the Art Foyer of the Versicherungskammer Bayern published the first comprehensive catalogue of Toni Schneider's wide-ranging oeuvre together with Steidl.
Toni Schneiders is one of the style-defining photographers in Germany. With his photographs in the context of "fotoform" and "subjective photography" he has made a decisive contribution to renewing and expanding the visual language of the photographic avant-garde after 1945.
In his immediate living environment in the foothills of the Alps and on journeys around the world, Toni Schneider captured striking moments of reality and life in photographs whose protagonist could be a person, an object or a landscape.
For his precisely composed photographs, Toni Schneiders found the beauty of graphic form in simple and obvious things. By means of determined image details and the emphasis on surface and line, on contour and structure, he created motifs of great clarity, but at the same time he placed them in a human perspective with humour and empathy.
On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the F.C. Gundlach Foundation is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to this important photographer, rediscovering him as a portraitist, travel, industrial and landscape photographer.
Schaut her! Toni Schneiders
Steidl 48 €