Galerie Esther Woerdehoff celebrates the Swiss photography legend’s oeuvre with a selection of iconic vintage prints. On view until April 23, 2022.
Swiss post-war photographer and trained cinematographer René Groebli (b. 1924 in Zurich) is renowned for his ability to capture emotive moments through his intimate photographs and portraits. Throughout his career, he worked as a reporter for various international magazines, including Picture Post and Life. The intention behind Groebli’s work is not merely to document a given scene, but to capture the atmosphere of his surroundings and the emotions of his subjects.
Groebli was a student in Hans Finsler’s famous photography class at the Zurich University of Arts, which was also attended by Robert Franck, Werner Bischof, Robert Franck, Werner Bischof and René Burri. However, Groebli ultimately extricated himself from the New Objectivity movement prevalent in the 1920s. In addition to his poetic observations, he pioneered new creative approaches and techniques that had an enduring impact on the nature of advertising photography.
Under the title of ‘Perspectives’, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff presents a selection of over fifty platinum palladium prints, featuring iconic masterpieces from the artist’s most important series.
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