Self-Portrait in Profile, photo: László Moholy-Nagy, 1926. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Self-Portrait in Profile, photo: László Moholy-Nagy, 1926. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

In contrast to photography, Moholy-Nagy wanted the photogram – in which light hits the paper directly without reflection through the photographed object – to move on from the reproductive rendition of the visible to productive rendition. The technology of the self-portrait in the photogram was his invention, which he also called “cameraless photography”.

Literature:
Heyne, Renate & Floris M. Neusüss (2009): Selbstporträt im Profil. László Moholy-Nagy, in: Modell Bauhaus, hg. v. Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ostfildern, pp. 211-214.
Mende, Nicole (2009): Fotografische Experimente am frühen Bauhaus, in: Das Bauhaus kommt aus Weimar, ed. by Ackermann, Ute; Bestgen, Ulrike. Berlin, München, pp. 223-235.