"It's a Detective Story"
Werner Forman Archive Discovers New, Unpublished Images
Renowned photographer Werner Forman (who died in 2010) spent his life travelling to sites of ancient civilisations and cultures, and photographing them. Now new, unpublished material has come to light – thousands of photographs on all sorts of media, including glass plates and colour transparencies. “It's a detective story,” says Werner Forman Archive Director Barbara Heller, “ these images are astounding records of ancient cultures. We have had a laborious task going through them, cataloguing them, and digitising them, but they are now becoming available through our collection. It's been a real challenge.” She adds, “We are fortunate in knowing a number of academics and art dealers who have been willing to help us identify them”