Grete Stern - Photomontages for a psychoanalysis column
"If Hitchcock and Buñuel had ever collaborated to create surreal black and white photomontages, the result might have looked very similar."
Her "Dreams" are inspiring to us not only because of their superbly surreal quality but also because many of her montages have a distinctly feminist outlook, while at the same time poking fun at the fears of middle class women. We are sure that if she were still creating Freudian/Feminist photo-montages to this day, she would indeed create a completely analog "dream" that incorporates Photoshop itself as a menace to her female protagonists. How exactly this dream would look like, we will sadly never know. Stern gave up her photographic work in 1985 after 58 years of practice and passed away in 1999.