Emil Mayer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Emil Mayer

Emil Mayer (October 5, 1871 in Neubydzow, Bohemia – June 8, 1938 in Vienna) was an Austrian jurist and photographer.

Life[edit]

Emil Mayer

From 1891 to 1896 Mayer studied law at the University of Vienna. In 1896, he earned the juris doctorate. In 1894, while still a student, he converted from the Jewish community to Catholicism. After his studies he settled in Vienna, where he worked as a lawyer. His first experience in photography was as an amateur. He was a member of several Viennese photographer associations that focused on artistic photography. Mayer also authored a textbook and was awarded several patents. He was an honorary member of many domestic and foreign photographers' clubs. Finally, he left the law firm he was working at founded a photographic technology company namedDrem Office.[1] His artistic photos include documentary images of Wienerstraße images.[2] To escape persecution from the Nazi regime after the annexation of Austria in March 1938, he and his wife committed suicide on June 8, 1938.[citation needed]

Writings[edit]

  • Bromöldruck und -Umdruck. (Enzyklopädie der Photographie; 81). 10. und 11. ergänzte Auflage. Knapp, Halle (Saale) 1927 (Digitalisat)

Literature[edit]

  • Damals in Wien. Menschen um die Jahrhundertwende Photographien von Emil Mayer. Eine Ausstellung von Franz Hubmann. Mit Texten von Franz Hubmann und Christian Brandstätter. Jüdisches Museum Wien / Verlag Christian Brandstätter, Wien 1995, ISBN 3-85447-532-2 (Digitalisat)
  • Viennese types. Photographs c. 1910 by Emil Mayer. Essay by Edward Rosser. Blind River Ed., New York 1999, ISBN 0-9672975-0-8.
  • Anna Hanreich: Zur Photographie Emil Mayers. Die Wiener Typen und der Wurstelprater. Ein Vortrag Emil Mayers über den Wiener Wurstelprater wurde im Österreichischen Volkshochschularchiv wiederentdeckt. 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ÖBL
  2. ^ Christian Brandstätter in Back in Vienna, Vienna 1995

External links[edit]