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Beautiful Current

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The exhibition Schöner Strom (Beautiful Current) by Leica photographer Karl-Heinz Rothenberger will be presented at the Industry and Film Museum in Bitterfeld-Wolfen from 5 November 2016 to 8 January 2017.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Rothenberger (born 1945) studied medicine in Munich and Zurich, subsequently working as a chief physician. Since discovering his passion for photography in the 1960s, he has presented his work in numerous exhibitions and publications. While he places particular focus on scenes of trade and industry, the photographer never loses sight of the human element.

His current exhibition is dedicated to the origins of electric energy. In analogue black and white photographs taken with a Leica M7, Rothenberger captures the machinery that gives rise to electricity: power stations, giant turbines and generators. The photographer juxtaposes their enormous dimensions with filigree details. Many of his images include the people who both construct and de-construct these machines for regular revisions – performing a logistical masterstroke each and every time.

For further details visit Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen and Karl-Heinz Rothenberger

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