With the Sounds of Vienna exhibition, the Leica Gallery Vienna is celebrating Franz Hubmann, one of the greats of Austrian photography, who would have turned one hundred on October 2 this year. Precisely ten years ago, in honour of the photographer's ninetieth birthday, the WestLicht Photo Museum organized the last exhibition of his works to be shown in Vienna while he was still alive.
Franz Hubmann, who photographed all his life with a Leica, was a master at filling his pictures with the sounds of the streets and of life in Vienna. His unerring capacity to capture the moment earned him the honorary title of “Austria's Henri Cartier-Bresson”, though he was, of course, a photographic talent in his own right, the “incorruptible chronicler of the essential and the supposedly unessential,” as André Heller called him.
In parallel to the Leica Gallery Vienna, the Leica Gallery in Salzburg is hosting its own exhibition marking the photographer's centenary, which will open on October 2, 2014.
Further information at: Leica Gallery Vienna