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Bischof, tireless traveler


The Tre Oci Gallery in Venice (Fondamenta Zitelle, 43) dedicates an exhibition to Werner Bischof (1916-1954), a Swiss photographer among the founders of the Magnum Agency together with Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.

On show 250 photographs that allow to retrace the several trips that took Bischof to the most remote corners of the planet: from India to Japan, from Korea to Indochina, all the way to Panama, Chile and Peru. Curated by his son Marco Bischof, organized by the Fondazione di Venezia and Civita Tre Venezie, in collaboration with Magnum Photos and with the Werner Bischof Estate, the exhibition guides the visitor through the golden age of photo-journalism proposing an itinerary that starts from Europe, in the years right after World War II, goes to India, a country struggling with poverty, but where industrial development is beginning, then moves to Japan and Korea, marked by the war, all the way through the American continent. Open until February 25th, 2018, “Werner Bischof Fotografie 1934-1954” also exhibits, a selection of 20 unpublished black and white photographs dedicated to Italy.

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