Wanda von Debschitz-Kunowski

Wanda von Debschitz-Kunowski (née Wanda von Kunowski; 8 January 1870 – 23 April 1935) was a German portrait photographer based in Munich.[1]


Trudi Schoop photographed by Debschitz-Kunowski

Kunowski was born in Hammer, Kreis Czarnikau, province of Posen, she was the daughter of August von Kunowski and Helene von Bethe. She was the first wife of Wilhelm von Debschitz; there were three children born of that marriage, including a daughter, Wanda Ziegert von Debschitz. From 1902 through 1914, she worked at the Debschitz School, first in the metal workshop (1902-1905) and later teaching photography (1905-1914).

By 1921, she had opened her own photography studio in Berlin.[2] Her work included nudes,[3] and dancers.[1] Debschitz-Kunowski's vision was known to have differed with that of the photographer Cami Stone, wife of Sasha Stone, in some of their collaborations.[4]

Debschitz-Kunowski died in Berlin in 1935.[2]


  1. ^ a b Toepfer 1997, p. 375.
  2. ^ a b "Debschitz-Kunowski, Wanda von" (in German). Germanisches National Museum. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ Bertolotti 2007, p. 51.
  4. ^ Baudin 2005, p. 164.


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