For this year's anniversary edition, the bi-annual photography festival has joined with the international photographers' cooperative and agency Magnum Photos, who have opened up their archives to an unprecedented extent. Collated by curator Andréa Holzherr, a selection of around 1,300 exhibits by 72 photographers from over 50 countries now offer a fascinating overview of international reportage and documentary photography across the past six decades.
The selection represents "works by Magnum photographers on the concept of defending, trespassing and opening up borders, as well as the interconnection of different territories", explains curator Andréa Holzherr. "The festival focuses not only on geographical, political or economical territories, but also on those of a social or personal nature – addressing both physical as well as symbolic boundaries."
The exhibited photographs – many of them by Leica photographers such as Robert Capa, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Tim Hetherington, Thomas Hoepker, Steve Mccurry and Paolo Pellegrin – are displayed in the form of eight exhibitions across the three cities.
The Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg Photo Festival is supported by BASF.
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