The First World War was the first war to be photographed in colour. The staged pictures of unknown protagonists offer a glimpse of the war years between 1914 and 1918.
Because of the long exposure time needed back then for colour photographs, it was not possible for the photographers, whose pictures are appearing in the exhibition, to capture any images with movement. Consequently, they show moments of quiet between attacks and exchanges of fire, behind the front, German camp kitchens in the Champagne region, aeroplane factories, riflemen from Senegal with bayonets, colonial troops and colonial soldiers.
In addition, the exhibition presents normal people's everyday life during wartime, and how the use of technological advances turned against them. It is no different today.
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