Though the Leica photographer (born in Switzerland in 1924) has now set her cameras aside, she is still very busy working on processing her archives and preparing exhibitions. Her days are always packed, and even at 95 years-old her attitude is that there is no question of taking a break to meditate on the past: “My wish in life has always been to finish whatever I have begun.” An endless task, considering the enormity of her body of work – an oeuvre that – as has long been decided – will be handed over to the Musée de l´Elyseé in Lausanne in 2022, when it moves to the Plateforme 10 museum district.
We wish you on-going energy and stamina, but, first of all, a wonderful birthday. Many happy returns, Sabine Weiss!
In LFI 3.2018 a Leica Classic portfolio was dedicated to Sabine Weiss. (Ulrich Rüter)