The exhibition Krupp in Photographs 1949-1967 captures the spectacular rise of the German steel company following the second world war, grouped into the sections Photojournalists on Site, New Objectivity and People at Work.
During economic boom in the fifties and sixties, the production plant was not only documented by the company's in-house photographers, but was also visited by renowned reportage photographers – among them legends such as Erich Lessing, René Burri, Arnold Newman, Fritz Henle, Robert Lebeck and Hilmar Pabel, who experimented with unusual techniques to shape a new visual language. The images depict everything from the production process to the factory site, international visitors and of course the people working at the Krupp plant, from boss to apprentice.
The press release did not detail whether Arnold Newman's famous portrait of Alfred Krupp will also be included in the exhibition.
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