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Rudy Burckhardt

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From October 25, 2014 to February 15, 2015, the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur is presenting the Im Dickicht der Grossstadt (In the Thick of the City). Photographs and Films 1932 1959 exhibition by the Swiss Leica photographer and film maker.

Rudy Burckhardt (1914–1999) was 21 when he first came to New York and immediately decided to stay. Overwhelmed by the sheer size of the metropolis, the architectural diversity and the hectic action on the streets, he began to use photography and film to give form to his impressions.

The photos and short films he produced up until the fifties were defined by a formally austere directness, contrasting perspectives, the inclusion of chance and lyrical concentration. The imagery was radically modern and way ahead of its time, so that even today it continues to fascinate and amaze.

With this exhibition on the occasion of Burckhardt's centenary, the Fotostiftung Schweiz is offering an opportunity to rediscover the photography and films of this willful artist.

Further information at: Fotostiftung Schweiz

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