»Faraway Focus – Photographers Go Travelling (1880–2015)«

Max Baumann, Kurt Buchwald, Marianne Breslauer, Tim Gidal, Thomas Hoepker, Sven Johne, Robert Petschow, Hans Pieler & Wolf Lützen, Evelyn Richter, Erich Salomon, Hans-Christian Schink, Heidi Specker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Karl von Westerholt, Ulrich Wüst, Tobias Zielony

Travelling has been a major theme in photography for over a hundred years. As a genre, travel photography emerged around the same time as mass tourism in the late 19th century, when it reinforced expectations of foreign parts as somehow exotic. Only since the 1920s has travel inspired photographers to respond artistically to cultural, political and social conditions in other countries. These pictures might be spontaneous reactions to the unknown or else prompted by a preconceived plan. The exhibition presents over 180 works by 17 photographers and reflects the history of 20th century art photography. The different approaches illustrate changes in visual idiom and perceptions from early travel photography down to our globalised world.

Max Baumann (*1961), Kurt Buchwald (*1953), Marianne Breslauer (1909–2001), Tim Gidal (1909–1996), Thomas Hoepker (*1936), Sven Johne (*1976), Robert Petschow (1888–1945), Hans Pieler (1951–2012) and Wolf Lützen (*1946), Evelyn Richter (*1930), Erich Salomon (1886–1944), Hans-Christian Schink (*1961), Heidi Specker (*1962), Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968), Karl von Westerholt (*1963), Ulrich Wüst (*1949), Tobias Zielony (*1973)

Funding and catalogue were contributed by the Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e.V.

May 19 – Sep 11, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 19h
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Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, 10969 Berlin
[Kreuzberg | Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]

Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10-18h, Tue closed

Admission: 8 € / reduced 5 €

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COVER PHOTO PiB Guide Nº19: Wim Wenders, reluctant, unknown photographer, 1971 © Wim Wenders. Courtesy Wim Wenders Stiftung. Exhibition »Wim Wenders . Instant Stories« at C/O Berlin.

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