Of Light and Shadow

The Museum im Bellpark, Kriens (Switzerland) presents an exhibition of photographs by Sabine Weiss, up until 5 March 2017. The Swiss-born photographer (*1924) counts among the most influential representatives of the school of humanist photography.   

Having completed her training in Geneva, the 22-year-old went to Paris, where she worked as an assistant to the well-known fashion photographer Willy Maywald before establishing herself as a freelance photographer in 1950.

For the next decade, she created numerous fashion reportages for Vogue, as well as portraits of famous personalities and artists. In addition to her photojournalistic work she pursued independent projects dedicated to ‘photographie humaniste’. Along with Willy Ronis, Robert Doisneau, Édouard Boubat and Izis, Weiss is among the most widely-known representatives of this movement, which centred on documenting human relationships and everyday scenes in sensitive imagery.

The exhibition at the Bellpark, Kriens offers an overview of the artist’s body of work, incorporating audio-visual materials and original documents from her personal archives. The photographer will also be attending the opening reception. Organised in collaboration with diChroma photography, Madrid, the exhibition was originally curated by Virginie Chardin for the Jeu de Paume, Paris. 


For further information visit Museum im Bellpark Kriens and Sabine Weiss



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