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Ilse Bing: Paris and Beyond

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From June 17 to October 31, 2020, Hong Kong’s F11 Photo Museum presents more than 100 works by Ilse Bing – the ‘Queen of the Leica’.

German-American photographer Ilse Bing (born 1899 in Frankfurt am Main, died 1998 in New York) ranks among the most influential photographers of her time.

In 1929, Bing abandoned her architectural studies in order to dedicate herself to photography, fulfilling photojournalistic commissions with her Leica camera. This was soon followed by a move to Paris, where she worked for VU, Le Monde Illustré, Le Document and Arts et Métiers Graphiques.
A true pioneer within her field, Bing was among the first to experiment with solarisation, electronic flash and night photography.

The majority of the displayed works were taken at the height of Bing’s career in Paris, while a smaller part of the selection reflects the artist’s evolution after World War II. ‘Ilse Bing: Paris and Beyond’ is the first exhibition of the photographer’s work in Hong Kong.

For further information visit F11 Foto Museum

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