Olga Solarics and her husband Adorja’n von Wlassics were the founders of Studio Manassé in Vienna in 1922. The studio was enormously successful in portrait and erotic photography, but it was the influence of surrealism, particularly on Olga, that resulted in photographs that incorporated experimental techniques and offered humorous, often absurd takes on desire and traditional sexual roles.
Grete Stern was born in Germany but left in 1933, eventually settling in Buenos Aires. Between 1948-1951 she published weekly illustrations in the woman’s magazine Idilio. The series, Los Sueños, interpreted readers’ dreams through surreal photomontages.
While Blumenfeld is largely known for his fashion photography, his early work reveals the influence of Surrealism.