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The Second Vatican Council in pictures

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An upcoming exhibition at the Haus am Dom in Frankfurt on the Main takes a look behind the scenes with photographs of the Second Vatican Council, which took place from 1962 to 1965. Lothar Wolleh (1930–1979) was present at the Council's meetings, capturing this large-scale assembly of Roman Catholic religious leaders with his camera.

To mark the Council's 50-year anniversary, the photographer's son Dr. Oliver Wolleh has now provided the Haus am Dom with a selection of these photographs, some of which have never been published. The images are a unique record of an atmosphere of new beginnings that prevailed in the Catholic Church at that time. The series has been published in a lavish book, with translations into many languages.  

The exhibition also features a number of Wolleh's portraits of leading artists – created over the course of many years with the encouragement of German artist Günter Uecker.

For further information visit Haus am Dom [German]

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