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Starting March 19, 2022, CAMERA WORK Gallery presents the exhibition “Witnessing History”, devoted to the significant historical past of photojournalism with 40 spectacular works by over 20 world-famous photographers. On show and contextualized are visible paperwork from practically 80 years of world occasions which have made historical past and turn into an integral a part of the collective reminiscence. These icons come from the famend assortment of CAMERA WORK AG or are works of these photographers whom CAMERA WORK Gallery has represented for a few years.

Beginning in 1935, with a piece by Dorothea Lange, who would go on to create the definitive reportage images of the century only one year later with the portrait “Migrant Mother”, the exhibition continues into 2011 and concludes with arguably probably the most well-known icons of the previous decade: the view via the digital camera of official White House photographer Pete Souza into the “Situation Room” as U.S. President Barack Obama and elements of his administration obtain an replace on the U.S. navy operation to find al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden. The evaluation of this {photograph} is of historic proportions.

The photographers have modified the best way we take a look at the world with their works. Their symbolic insights have condensed occasions. They have given a face to the horror of battle, clarified the atrocity of racial segregation, been current on the legendary live performance of the Rollings Stones in Berlin’s Waldbühne in 1965 and as Marilyn Monroe tried to tame her costume on the grating of a subway shal, witnessed John F. Kennedy’s go to to Berlin and his funeral service, documented the horror of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and accompanied the autumn of the Berlin Wall.

The exhibition presents works by, amongst others, Eddie Adams, Thomas Billhardt, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Michel Comte, Elliott Erwitt, Rolf Gillhausen, Ernst Haas, Thomas Hoepker, Dorothea Lange, Robert Lebeck, Neil Leifer, Will McBride, Ruth Orkin, Robert Polidori, Jürgen Schadeberg, Steve Schapiro, William C. Shrout, Pete Souza, and David Yarrow.

photographs by COLLECTIVE

From 19/03/2022 to 07/05/2022
Original: Kantstrasse 149
10623 BERLIN

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