Born 1927 in Zurich, Switzerland, René Groebli started his career as a photo reporter for various international magazines. Groebli married in October 1951, but had to return to work just a few days after the wedding. The photographer and his wife Rita were finally able to take their honeymoon in 1953, and they travelled to France, where he created images of poetic beauty. The Eye of Love reveals the photographer’s loving and tender view of his wife, a gaze of desire and admiration. In this declaration of love, René Groebli created a timeless work. Then as now, the images have the power to touch viewers and let them see through The Eye of Love. Edward Steichen acquired one image from this series (Sitzender Akt, Seated Nude) for the photography collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and invited Groebli to participate in the legendary exhibition The Family of Man.
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