LOCATION: Casa dei Tre Oci
One of the most important photographers of the ‘90s, one of the founders of Magnum agency: from September 22 to February 25, the Casa dei Tre Oci will host a great anthology, dedicated to Werner Bischof (1916-1954). An exhibition curated by his own son Marco Bischof and organized by Fondazione di Venezia and Civita Tre Venezia, in collaboration with Magnum Photos and with Werner Bischof Estate.
250 pictures, taken from Werner Bischof’s most important reportages, are presented at the exhibition. A journey through all those distant places, where the Swiss artist visited during his life. From India to Japan, from Korea to Indochina, until Panama, Chile, and Perù. For the first time, we will see a selection of 20 black-and-white photos.
Bischof, considered one of the best photojournalists, didn’t only look at the world through the lens of his camera, but tried to tell a story about the people he met and describe through his pictures those dichotomies between the poverty and the industrial development, business and spirituality, modernity and tradition.