Eyes on Paris, Paris in Photobooks – from 1890 to present, an exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Haus der Photographie will run from September 16, 2011 to January 8, 2012.
Paris is considered as the cradle of photography because it is there that photographic technology first emerged in 1839. From the very beginning, the city lent itself very easily to ambitious photographic projects and thanks to its artists, it proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a new medium, which was photography.
The Hamburg exhibition aims to show how artists engaged in photography saw, experienced, and captured Paris with their cameras. It covers at once, the full spectrum of photographers including those with a documentary interest as well as those who instilled personal feelings into their work.
The exhibition will venture into new territory by displaying vintage photographic works together and in dialogue with vintage books, portfolios, and portfolio works.
In the approximately 1,000 square meters of exhibition space, visitors can experience roughly 400 photographs by important representatives of 20th-century photography together with works by young, contemporary photo-artists. The exhibition will cover the period from circa 1890 to the present day.
The exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie, scheduled to run from Sept. 16, 2011 to Jan. 8, 2012, is one of the most ambitious projects exploring the 20th-century photographic iconography of Paris. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalog published by Hirmer Verlag.
Source/more information: http://www.deichtorhallen.de
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