The Secret of Photography

The world is how you look at it

May 15 to July 13, 2003
Altes Rathaus
Ingelheim am Rhein

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The Secret of Photography“ was an exhibition devoted to the human image in photography through the 20th century. The concept was based on the different ways of seeing and shaping reality and the suggestive power of the photographic eye. The presentation concentrates on six thematic sections:

Children – Dream & Reality
Portrait – Moment & Eternity
Femmes – Glamour & Stillness
Nude – Graceful & Erotic
Snapshots – Moments preserved

A clever mind behind – advertising campaign for Germanys leading daily newspaper „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“. The key was to trace parallels, relationships or differences in artistic thought, composition and design. The basic colloquy between subjective and objective perception has been pursued systematically, creating exciting, even surprising dialogues that transcend time and style.

The exhibition showed 162 works by 65 well-known international photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hugo Erfurth, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Arnold Newman, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Man Ray, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Edward Weston,

The exhibition is being organized by the ‚Internationale Tage‘, a private cultural institution set up in 1959 by the owner families of the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The curator is Patricia Rochard, head of the ‚Internationale Tage‘, in cooperation with Rudolf and Annette Kicken, Berlin.

The Secret of Photography

34 x 24 cm, 228 Seiten, deutsch oder englisch

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