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Start Date:29th October 2012
End Date:23rd November 2012
Death & Disaster

A photo is part of reality, or at least a tiny part of it. This reality is always in the past, where it has become elusive for us. The amazing thing about photographs is that they show us something in which we place our faith – we trust the image.

When it comes to photos of war atrocities, death and destruction, the case is even more interesting, as there’s a moral in addition to an artistic aspect. Over the years I have amassed a collection of photos that contain both a particularly high degree of artistic value and a moral message. They were also all printed at the time of being taken, and are thus vintage and display zeitgeist.

For me it is interesting to interpret the past on the basis of the photographs in this exhibition; to align what I see with my own experience or what I’ve previously learned. I get to see something to which I otherwise would not have access. For example, I can still enter the ruined Reichstag in Berlin. These visual experiences imprint themselves immediately and strongly on the viewer. Slowly the artistic quality of these recordings becomes known.

Just to give an example: it must be a great artist who so immortalised the landing of Allied forces as Capa did in his eleven photos. At first glance and without the context they look inconspicuous. However, as we know that they were taken on the 6th of June, 1944 in Normandy they are considered poignant pictures, an intrinsic part of our memory.

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Venue - Daniel Blau

Address:Odeonsplatz 12
München
80539
United Kingdom

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