Erich Hartmann (1922-1999) had long achieved fame in the US for his photographs, when he wrote his essay ‘Munich Years’. Looking back over his childhood and adolescence in Bavaria, he addresses the painful experience of being persecuted by the Nazis. The text will be made public for the first time at a reading in the ‘Amerika Haus’ in Munich on 28th June 2012, at 19.00 o’clock. The evening will be rounded off with piano music. The current exhibition ‘New York Stories, 1946-1957’ is showing numerous photographs from the early years of Hartmann's carreer.
From Munich to New York
When Hartmann was 16, he and his family fled to New York, where he studied to be a photographer, and became first a member, later the president, of Magnum Photos. His journey led back to Germany where he visited former concentration camps for his photo documentary ‘Silent Witnesses’.
Entry to the reading is free. For more information visit the Amerika Haus website: www.amerikahaus.de