Biography of Walter Bojo (1905-1992)

German photographer born in Berlin in 1905 and died in 1992 in Leverkusen (Germany).

Interested in painting, he/she studied restoration, at the same time doing their economic policy; his interest in photography began after the first world war.

Walter Bojo worked in many professional activities, from teaching (as a professor at the University of Berlin), Administration (Secretary General of the German Academy for aeronautical research), through to photography (Director of Famous Photographers School and free-lance).

As professional photography used both white and black, and the color; his compositions were based on low density of emulsion, characteristic of the period, which was needed to carry out the images, as well as the minimum exposure time used for these.

The main themes of his photographs were based on the movement. In a first time, which used black and white, leaned for representing the actors working in the theater. The form of their movements was increased not to use artificial lighting to your shots.

From 1950 Bojo began working in photography in color, which was an unconditional advocate and on which wrote several essays, notably the edited in 1961, the magic of the colour photography.

Freelance photography he/she collaborated in the German magazines Photoblatter and Der Bildjournalist; and worked until 1969 at Leverkusen for the AGFA company (Aktiengesellschaft für Anilinfabrikation or aniline Industrial Corporation, created the year 1873 in Germany).

Walter Bojo was appointed director of the Famous Photographers School in 1963; He/She held this position until the year 1972; in these years he/she received numerous awards, notably which granted the German Academy of photography, as Honorary President of the same.