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The small things in life

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The Hilaneh von Kories Gallery in Berlin is pleased to present selected works by Parisian photographer Sabine Weiss – the exhibition will be on display from 7 October 2017 to 26 January 2018.

Sabine Weiss is without doubt the Grande Dame of Humanist photography. Over the course of many decades, the now 93-year-old artist has created a multi-layered body of work. However, within Germany she still remains something of a discovery.

Weiss was part of the école humaniste – a movement whose followers focussed on the everyday lives of their contemporaries, particularly on the streets of Paris and its suburbs. Along with Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, Édouard Boubat, Brassaï and Izis, she is among the genre’s most widely-known representatives. Her refined sensitivity opened her eyes to the beauty of ordinary life. The Hilaneh von Kories Gallery now presents images created in Paris as well as during trips to European countries and the USA.

With a primary focus on images from the 1950s and 1960s, the exhibition includes a selection of street scenes, sensitively staged portraits of famous artists, images of children at play, as well as outstandingly composed images of train and metro stations, which demonstrate the photographer’s keen interest in capturing the interplay of shadow and light.

For further information visit Galerie Hilaneh von Kories and Sabine Weiss

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