Biografie Markus Barnay, great-grandson of Ida Risch
Markus Barnay is the great-grandson of Ida Risch, née Back, who in 1885 – together with her husband Wilhelm Lau – opened the photo studio in Bregenz that later became the Atelier Risch-Lau and eventually one of the best-known picture postcard publishers in western Austria. Pictures from the Risch-Lau archive serve as models for Roos van Haaften’s works.
Markus Barnay is an editor in the Current Affairs Department at ORF Vorarlberg. He is the creator of TV documentaries on various aspects of Vorarlberg’s history, collaborator on exhibitions and DVDs with interviews with contemporary witnesses, and author of “Vorarlberg: Vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis zur Gegenwart” (Vorarlberg: From the First World War to the Present).