The photograph was made in 1928 by the young Bauhaus student Lux Feininger, son of the Bauhaus professor Lyonel Feininger. His brother Andreas, who later achieved fame as a photographer in the US, had also been a student there. It was a family affair.
The photograph shows an athlete and a soccer player colliding in a sort of dance. The low angle and graphic shapes mark this as an example of The New Photography which was pioneered at the school. The brand new dormitory building at Dessau is in the background.
The poster was for the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin.