Sylvia Necker

(urban) researcher ::: curator ::: historian ::: sound artist ::: 

nottingham (GB) ::: frankfurt/main (DE) ::: hamburg (DE) :::

zeit- und architekturhistorikerin ::: klangwerkerin ::: ausstellungsmacherin :::

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Since January 2018 I am research associate with AHRC project Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism at the History Department of the University of Nottingham. As part of the AHRC project Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism I prepare a monograph on German-Jewish Family Albums and the Narration of Identities from imperial Germany to the post-war years, based on the collections of Jewish Museums in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and Vienna, as well as collections of German City Museums and at USHMM in Washington and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The saturation of the public sphere with officially produced images posed particular challenges for people considered ‘undesirables’ by the regime, most notably Jews. I ask how they responded to this challenge: did they reject the medium of photography altogether, or did they mobilise older traditions of conspicuously private and domestic photography to create oppositional visual narratives?

Link to the project website: here 
Link to my staff profile website: here