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The Art of Movement

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Until 14 May, 2016, the Bildhalle Kilchberg in Switzerland presents early works by Swiss photojournalist René Groebli.

„René Groebli – Early Work“ shows a comprehensive volume of René Groebli’s photos from the era between 1945 and 1955. The exhibition contains vintage prints from his well known series “Auge der Liebe” und “Magie der Schiene” and exeptional pictorial motifs taken in Zurich, London and Paris, among previously unpublished works that have been discovered in Groebli’s archives.

René Groebli was born on the 9th of October 1927 in Zurich. As a photo reporter he carried out jobs for the magazine Die Woche, later for the London agency Black Star in Africa and the Middle East. His first two book publications were “Magie der Schiene” (Rail Magic, 1949), a poetic essay, and the image series “Auge der Liebe” (The Eye of Love, 1954, new edition 2014).

In the exhibition “The Family of Man” that Edward Steichen had organised for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, René Groebli was represented together with the Swiss photographers Werner Bischof, Robert Frank and Gotthard Schuh. 1954 the Council of Swiss Photographers accepted him together with Robert Frank as members.

Please find more information at Bildhalle Kilchberg

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