Born May 9, 1904 in Germany, Grete Stern began her career in graphic design and advertising before becoming a photographer. While studying photography, she met Ellen Auerbach, who became her lifelong friend and co-founder of Ringl + Pits Studio. In 1934, under pressure from the Nazi regime, Stern emigrated to London and eventually settled in Argentina, where she raised her two children, Silvia and Andres.
Between 1948-1951, Stern produced around 140 photomontages to accompany a newspaper column on dream interpretation. The series is called, â€œPsychoanalysis Will Help You.â€ Â These photos are a great example of Sternâ€™s artistic approach, which combined photography and graphic design and often addressed the inner lives of women. To read more about Grete Stern, visitÂ Jewish Womenâ€™s Archive.