From 9 March to 5 July 2016, the acclaimed exhibition on 100 years of Leica photography will be showing at the Art Foyer of the Insurance Chamber Cultural Foundation in Munich.
Over 300 photographs and documents from the Leica Archives illustrate the evolution of 35mm photography – narrating the story of Leica from both a technological and photo-historical point of view. The exhibition addresses numerous aspects of the medium's more recent history, ranging from journalistic strategies to documentary approaches and artistic expressions.
'Eyes Wide Open' was curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle over the course of several years. It is an unprecedented attempt to illustrate the profound effects the invention and introduction of the Leica had on the world of photography. Rather than offering an isolated view of the camera itself, the exhibition focuses on the visual revolution sparked by this extraordinary technological innovation.
The show has already been presented with great success in Hamburg, Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Berlin and Vienna. The selection showing at the Art Foyer in Munich contains additional images which were not part of the exhibition's previous editions, including works by Hans Saebens, Werner Bischof, Paul Wolff and Gérard Castello-Lopes.
A richly illustrated catalogue is also available. To order, visit the LFI Shop.
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