Exhibitions at Kunstfoyer
Selected Works 1942 - 1978
A camera doesn’t simply take pictures. It’s a powerful tool against oppression, racism, violence and inequality – it can be enormously effective! And Gordon Parks referred to the camera as his weapon of choice and used the photographic medium his entire life in an intelligent and educational way to both expose the underbelly of the American way of life and to mediate between groups in a deeply divided society. As an important chronicler of the fight for equal rights for African… more
25 Jahre Ostkreuz. Agentur der Fotografen.
Ab Oktober präsentiert das Kunstfoyer die Erfolgsgeschichte der Fotografenagentur Ostkreuz, die sich 1990 nach dem Vorbild der legendären Agentur Magnum Photos in Paris gegründet hat und heute als renommiertestes Fotografenkollektiv Deutschlands gilt. Die Ausstellung zeigt die besten Arbeiten aus 25 Jahren Ostkreuz sowie die DDR-Fotografien der Agenturgründer.
Die Ausstellung "25 Jahre Ostkreuz" wurde vom Goethe-Institut Paris initiiert und kommt nach ihrer Premier… more
Hommage zum 100. Geburtstag
Swiss Magnum photographer Werner Bischof worked as a photojournalist for the high-circulation magazines "Life" and "Picture Post." Prior to his untimely death in 1954 he created a multifaceted oeuvre within the span of but a few years. April 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of his birth, and the exhibition at the Kunstfoyer is an homage to his life’s work. Around 220 vintage prints and documents from the Werner Bischof Estate provide a comprehensive overview of his stu… more
AUGEN AUF! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie
This camera changed the way we view the world. Forever. The falling soldier by Robert Capa, the puddle jumper by Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Times Square kiss by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Vietnamese children fleeing from a Napalm attack by Nick Út, the Soviet flag being raised above the Berlin Reichstag by Yevgeny Khaldei – all these famous photographs are Leica images, and they have etched themselves deeply into our collective memory. It was the Leica’s compactness and innovativ… more
Archaic volcanic landscapes, arctic ice masses, meandering river canyons, mountain chains enveloped in mist, primordial rainforests and endless sand dunes – Genesis is a visual homage to the blue planet. In opulent black-and-white photographs, the photographer Sebastião Salgado documents the stunning beauty and rich diversity of intact flora and fauna, as well as indigene peoples. His aesthetically impressive, large format photographic series is the result of an expediti… more
Fotografien 1953 / Dokumentarfilme 1950-73 /