Inge Werth,1968: Photographer of a Generation

The year 1968 was a huge year for America and Europe. Known as the year of rebellion, photographer Inge Werth was there to record the social upheaval throughout the world. The Museum Giersch is currently showcasing her work in Paris, Frankfurt am Main und die 1968er Generation: Fotografien von Inge Werth.

Inge Werth: Joan Baez beim Ostermarsch in Frankfurt, 11. April 1966 © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Studenten beim Go-in vor dem Erziehungsheim Staffelberg, 28. Juni 1969 Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Fotosammlung Inge Werth © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Blick in die Ausstellung Ferdinand Kriwet, Februar 1971 © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Besetztes Haus Eppsteinerstr. 44, Westend, September 1972 © Inge Werth

After the Second World War, Werth came to Frankfurt where she first worked in the art trade, before picking up the camera in 1963. The Szczecin-born photographer worked in media outlets such as “Frankfurter Rundschau”, “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Die Zeit” or “Pardon”, and she covered events for the Hessischer Rundfunk and the Evangelical Church. Werth touched a lot of social issues in the 60's and 70's found in Frankfurt and Paris., and her retrospective showcases a rich collective portrait of people all over the world from known political, cultural and scientific personalities, celebrities, ordinary lives to marginalized people. The exhibition is also showing photographs from the Frankfurt Book Fair, Peter Handke's performance in “Public Abuse” an Easter March of 1966.

Inge Werth: Eltern-Kind-Kollektiv, Frankfurt, März 1972 Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Fotosammlung Inge Werth © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Demonstration für die Regierung von Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 30. Mai 1968 © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Angela Davis Solidaritätskongress, 3. und 4. Juni 1972 Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Fotosammlung Inge Werth © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Jürgen Habermas diskutiert mit streikenden Studenten der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 1968 Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Fotosammlung Inge Werth © Inge Werth; Inge Werth: Angela Davis Solidaritätskongress, 3. und 4. Juni 1972 Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Fotosammlung Inge Werth © Inge Werth

Around 100 photographs are up on display until 14 October.


Images are from the press kit.

2018-09-07 #news #documentary-photography #inge-werth

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