Isolde Voigt, born in Dresden in 1897, grew up as the elder of two daughters of the paper manufacturer Gottlieb Paul Leonhardt. Unusually for the time, Isolde was interested in technology and art, learned to drive a car, and secretly took lessons to learn expressive dance. As the mother of her two sons, Arndt and Henning Voigt, she passionately combined her love of travel with the captivating art of photography.
With a keen eye and an innate talent for composition, Isolde immersed herself in the world of photography, a medium that was emerging at the time. She was fascinated by the ability to capture moments and spent countless hours honing her skills and experimenting with different techniques. With her lens, she captured the essence of the early 20th century and preserved a priceless visual history.
Over the years, Isolde's extensive archive of remarkable photographs grew and became a treasure trove of historical significance. Unfortunately, after the destruction of Dresden, most of the negatives were lost. Nevertheless, her images reflect the zeitgeist of a bygone era and offer a unique perspective on life in that time. Isolde Voigt's legacy as a talented photographer endures and is a testament to her tireless dedication and love of the art form, leaving a timeless visual legacy for generations to come.