‘John Heartfield (1891–1968) is the anglicized name of the German photomontage artist Helmut Herzfeld. Heartfield developed photomontage into a form of political and artistic expression. His photomontages satirising Adolf Hitler and the Nazis often subverted Nazi symbols such as the swastika in order to undermine their propaganda message.

The Extraordinary Anti-Nazi Photomontages of John Heartfield ~ Kuriositas

John Heartfield. Collage.

Berliners Looking at John Heartfield’s 1928 German Communist Party campaign Poster

John Heartfield

John Heartfield, Don’t Be Frightened—He’s a Vegetarian, 1936

John Heartfield, Self-Portrait with Police President Zörgiebel, mock-up, 1929. Courtesy Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Kunstsammlung, Heartfield 430 © 2008 Artists  Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

© John Heartfield (aka Helmut Herzfeld), Self-Portrait with the Police Commissioner Karl Friedrich Zörgiebel

John Heartfield: Art and Mass Media by Douglas Kahn  First Edition, 1985  Photomontages by John Heartfield

John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld) For the Crisis Party Convention of the S.

John Heartfield

I think, from the uniform insignia, this fish-Fascist is Heinrich Himmler.

John Heartfield

John Heartfield_Photomontage_AIZ Cover of Fritz Thyssen controlling the puppet Adolf Hitler. Photomontage by John Heartfield.

John Heartfield AIZ

Mimicry by John Heartfield. Heartfield himself is dressing up Hitler as Karl Marx, commenting on the made-up nature of the NSDAP as a proletarian party.

John Heartfield

John Heartfield: Krieg und Leichen (war and corpses- the last hope of the rich) photomontage

John Heartfield

Voice of Freedom in the German Night, on Radio Wave John Heartfield (German, Volks Illustrierte 16 (April