Magnum Photos exhibition in Germany (Oct 2011-Jan-2012): war photography compendium

magnum photosDo you happen to be in Reutlingen, Germany from October 10, 2011 – January 31, 2012?

You should, we all should, even if we’re not photo enthusiasts.

Magnum Photos (yes, the name associated with Robert Capa, Henry Cartier Bresson, Steve McCurry…) is presenting Wunden der Welt – Wounds of the World, an educational exhibition on war photography from the Spanish Civil War (1936) to the Arab Revolutions (2011).

Besides the renowned fame of Magnum photographers, it’s a tribute to all war photojournalist and a civil attempt to recall our eyes on wars that too often gets out of our sight.

The exhibition features 53 pictures on Spanish Civil War, World War II, Cuban Revolution, Algerian War, Suez Crisis, Vietnam War, Six Day War, Biafra War, Invasion of Czechoslovakia, North Ireland Conflict, Lebanon Civil War, Iranian Revolution, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Balkan Wars, First Gulf War, Rwanda, Chechnya, 9/11, Iraq Invasion, Lebanon War, Palestine, Arab Revolutions. With photographs by the following Magnum photographers: Abbas, Micha Bar-Am, Bruno Barbey, Werner Bischof, René Burri, Robert Capa, Raymond Depardon, Thomas Dworzak, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Jean Gaumy, Burt Glinn, Philip Jones Griffiths, Thomas Hoepker, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Peter Marlow, Steve McCurry, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Mark Riboud, Moises Saman, David ‘Chim’ Seymour, Kryn Taconis, Larry Towell, Peter Van Agtmael, Alex Webb.

The stories behind the pictures have been researched and written by the alumnis of Reutlinger Reportageschule, they are presented on text panels together with the photographs.

magnum photos exhibition

For more info check the Magnum Photos web site and some of the pictures on show.


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