- Christer Strömholm, Nana, Place Blanche, Paris 1961
© Christer Strömholm / Strömholm Estate, 2014
- Alfred Eisenstaedt, VJ Day, Times Square, NY, August 14, 1945
© Alfred Eisenstaedt, 2014 / Leica Camera AG, Courtesy of Skrein Photo Collection
- Jeff Mermelstein, Sidewalk, 1995
© Jeff Mermelstein / Leica Camera AG
The touring exhibition Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography is coming to Vienna and will be on display as of December 4, 2015, at the WestLicht Gallery. The exhibition aims to comprehensively reflect the transformation that occurred in photography as a result of the invention of the Leica and its introduction onto the market. Rather than just telling the camera's story in an isolated perspective, the exhibition focusses much more on the visual revolution triggered by technical innovation of Leica.
With numerous photographs complemented by documentary material, the story of 35mm photography from its beginnings up until today is recapitulated. Overall, the exhibition follows the evolution of the technology and the story of photography. Divided into chapters, the display highlights the different aspects of the new 35mm photography – from journalistic strategies and documentary approaches, all the way to artistic works.
The exhibition includes works by Alexander Rodtschenko, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Christer Strömholm, Bruce Davidson, Inge Morath, William Eggleston, René Burri, Susan Meiselas, Thomas Hoepker, Bruce Gilden and many more.
In Vienna, the touring exhibition is presented by the WestLicht Photo Museum and the OstLicht Gallery. WestLicht is home to the classic part of the selection, OstLicht shows the contemporary part.
Part I – The Classics
4.12.2015 – 21.02.2016
Part II – The Contemporaries
11.12.2015 – 13.02.2016
You can find further information at: WestLicht.