William Klein, Gerard Ifert, Wojciech Zamecznik. 1950s-1960s
"… In the post-war years, these three photographers managed to revolutionize photography, despite its young history in the arts. Through photomontages, formal abstractions, they became predecessors and influences of the Bauhaus, a school that promotes the alliance between the fine arts and the applied arts. The artist takes center stage and is in charge. The photographer becomes a painter, the camera, his pencil. To draw with light, as most would define photography."
"Photographisme" at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, through January 29, 2018.