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.
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.
Around 100 photographs are up on display until 14 October.
Images are from the press kit.