The exhibition presents an overview of photography during the last century in the region of Upper Swabia. Around 200 exhibits reveal the innovations that took place and introduce the most significant photographers; and it shows that there was no uniquely regional development, but that the photographers' vision soon became national and international.
As early as in the 1920s the focus on the region began to diminish: typical village and homeland photography soon disappeared. Themes like portraits and landscapes became less relevant. Many photographers looked for surprising excerpts and extremely detailed pictures, underlining the subjective value of their perception. Experimentation replaced tradition, and photography increasingly developed in an artistic direction.
The exhibition at the Museum Biberach presents works by Hugo Fränkel, Siegfried Lauterwasser, Martha Hoepffner, Toni Schneiders, Irm Schoeffers, Otl Aicher, Guido Mangold, Rupert Leser, Claudio Hils and others.
Further information at: Museum Biberach