The exhibition "Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography" will be on display at C/O Berlin from August 22 to November 1, 2015. Over 300 photographs and documents from the Leica archives, newspapers and photo books illustrate the history of 35mm photography – from its earliest beginnings to this day.
Curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle and involving years of work, the exhibition is the first attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the transformation of photography resulting from the introduction of the Leica onto the market.
The exhibition was previously on display at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen and the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. In Berlin there will be an increased emphasis on colour photography, with further images by William Egglestone. Additional pictures by the photographer Mary McCartney and three small ones by Henri Cartier-Bresson will also be part of the Berlin exhibition for the first time. With the exhibition about to begin shortly, C/O Berlin is completing its first year in its new location – the former Amerika Haus.
A catalogue full of pictures has appeared in time for the exhibition, and can be ordered at the LFI Shop
Further information at: C|O Berlin.