ZEIT-ZEUG*INNEN – Icons of Photojournalism 1932 – 1986

23. May 2020 2. August 2020

With works by: Eve Arnold, Micha Bar-Am, Bruno Barbey, René Burri, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, Jean Gaumy, Burt Glinn, Ernst Haas, Josef Koudelka, Erich Lessing, Peter Marlow, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, James Nachtwey, Marc Riboud, Miguel Rio Branco, George Rodger, Sebastião Salgado, David Seymour, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock

Photojournalists show us the world. As observers, they take part in historical events in the front row and document current affairs. Their pictures, taken at the decisive moment – the fraction of a second – shape our collective memory.

Photographs such as Robert Capa‘s from the Spanish Civil War, René Burri‘s portrait of Che Guevara, Koudelka‘s reportage of the Prague Spring or Marc Riboud‘s photograph of a young woman standing alone with a flower in her hand in front of the armed U.S. National Guard, have shaped how entire generations understand politics and influenced their social action.

ZEIT-ZEUG*INNEN shows works by members of the legendary agency Magnum Photos. With great commitment, passion and at high personal risk, they have captured moments that made history. The exhibition is a touching visual journey through five decades of photojournalistic work in the 20th century, the so-called Golden Age of Photojournalism. The photographers had access to high-circulation magazines to distribute their extensive long-term reports. Before the popularity of television, it was their pictures that reached a large readership, connected them to the big world and brought news to their living rooms at home.

ZEIT-ZEUG*INNEN is kindly supported by the FamilyOffice partnership PARITER|fortis from Munich.

Photograph: © René Burri/Magnum Photos, Che Guevara, 1963.