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Werner Bischof : Photographs 1934-1954

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22/09/2017 - 25/02/2018

10 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

Fondamenta Zitelle 43
00139, Venice

250 images by the great Swiss photographer allow an overview of the stories and journeys of one of the reference points of the Magnum Agency, founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. Werner Bischof ventured into the most remote corners of the earth: from India to Japan, Korea, Indochina, and then on to Panama, Chile, and Peru. This show arrives in Italy on the occasion of the celebrations of the hundred years since the birth of the photographer, and consists of vintage prints, reminiscences, documents, letters, and publications. For the first time there will be exhibited a selection of twenty previously unexhibited photos of Italy.

From 22 September 2017 to february 2018, Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice will host a large-scale anthological show devoted to Werner Bischof (1916-1954), one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, and one of the founders of the Magnum Agency. The show, curated by his son Marco Bischof, is organised by the Fondazione di Venezia and Civita Tre Venezie with the collaboration of Magnum Photos and the Werner Bischof Estate, media partner Radio Monte Carlo. It will present 250 photos, mostly vintage, including Werner Bischof’s most important reportages, and will allow us an overview of the long journeys that led this Swiss artist to the most remote corners of the earth, from India to Japan, Korea, Indochina, and then on to Panama, Chile, and Peru.

The show will have an English-language Aperture catalogue.