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Lucia Moholy, born Lucia
Schulz, (18 January 1894, Prague, Austria-Hungary — 17 May 1989, Zurich,
Switzerland) was a photographer and wife of artist and fellow photographer
After studying philosophy, philology, and art history, she worked as an
editor and lecturer in Prague. She met and married László Moholy-Nagy in
1920 in Berlin. She studied photography in Weimar and Leipzig from 1923 to
1924 and, when her husband secured a position at the Bauhaus, lived in
Dessau and produced many of the iconic images and portraits associated
with that school. In 1928, she and her husband moved to Berlin where she
worked at the Ittenschule as a stage photographer and lecturer.
The couple separated in 1932 and emigrated, separately, to London when the
National Socialist German Workers Party rose to power in 1933. There, she
continued to photograph and teach, publishing a book, A Hundred Years of
Photography, 1839-1939 (Harmondsworth, 1939) and directing a
microfilm/reprography service based at the Science Museum Library, London,
for the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux (Aslib)
(see Moholy, L. (1946), "The ASLIB microfilm service: the story of its
wartime activities", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 2 No.3, pp.147-73).
Immediately after the war she travelled to the Near and Middle East for
projects for UNESCO. She retired in 1959 to Zollikon, Switzerland.