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Photography encounters graphic design

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From January 24 to April 8, 2016, the Mana Contemporary Gallery in Jersey City presents historic pieces of classic photo design.

Within the framework of the Sudden Impact – Photography on the Printed Page exhibition put on by the International Center of Photography (ICP), works from a collection of over 2000 historic items of printed matter from the twenties to the forties will be on display.

Innovative and graphic, as well as imaginatively laid out, photographs on posters and the pages of the great magazines and international press of the era, demonstrated the power of photography as a key component of modern, visual communication early on. The foundations were built on works by the likes of photographers Robert Capa, Brassaï and André Kertész.

Whether in the form of explosive cover images or exciting interplays between text and images, the creative, and often strikingly symbolic, illustrations not only managed to establish themselves in a print sector dominated till then by text, but also had a lasting, visual impact on our collective memory.

Further information on the exhibition can be found at: ICP

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