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John Heartfield: Rationalization is on the March! - Photomontage for Der Knüppel, no. 2, February 1927

Design History: Photo Manipulation Pioneer John Heartfield

Heartfield, John Heartfield (1891-1968) was a pioneer in photo manipulation. Born Helmut Herzfeld, he changed his name as a protest against anti-English sentiment in Germany between the World Wars.

John Heartfield - L'épouvantail des neutres John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld) 1891 1968 Peintre et photographe introduit par George Grosz dans le Dadaïsme. Pionnier du photomontage modenre 1933 fuit l’Allemagne y retourne en 1950

The stack of coins that represent his spine show how he is lead by power and wants victory. It is what keeps him strong.