Annemarie Heinrich

(Germany, 1912 – Argentina, 2005)

In 1926 she settled with her family in Argentina. Self-taught photographer, in 1930 she opened her first studio in Buenos Aires. In 1933 she began to collaborate with social magazines. For forty years, she illustrated the covers of Antena and Radiolandia magazines, and became the portraitist of the great stars. In addition to her professional photography, she did more experimental work with the photographic image, especially during her travels. Heinrich was a pioneer in envisioning photography as an art form. In 1938 she presented her first solo show and thereafter she held numerous exhibitions permanently in Argentina and abroad. She was a founding member of the Foto Club Argentino and of the Consejo Argentino de Fotografía. She was also director of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Profesionales. She sat on the jury in the Federación Argentina de Fotografía and the Foto Club Buenos Aires. Among the awards she was granted over the course of her lifetime include an honorary excellence distinction from the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique. She lived and worked in Buenos Aires from 1926 until the time of her death in 2005. Between 1952 and 1959 she was part of La Carpeta de los Diez, a group of photographers that met with the intention of promoting experimentation and the renewal of language. Her works are part of numerous collections such as the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), MALBA, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires and the National Museum of Cinema, among others.