… et labora / Foreword The XIXth century was that of the advent of Vincent van Gogh’s work but also that of the appearance of the photographic medium, which quickly became one of the most important tools of our modern societies. Aware of this interest, Ruth and Peter Herzog began to collect anonymous photographs from the early 1970s, thus constituting a collection which today brings together nearly 600,000 documents. The exhibition “… et labora” presents a fraction of this rich collection, having drawn from it photographs and albums related to working. From the views of factory interiors to work in...
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