To begin the new 2020 exhibition season and on the occasion of the Berlinische Galerie’s show Umbo. Fotograf, Kicken Berlin is also presenting works by Umbo (Otto Umbehr) in its Kaiserdamm gallery. One of the most important avant-garde photographers of the twentieth century, Otto Umbehr (1902–1980) made an unmistakable mark on the new photographic perspectives of the twentieth century. It was at the Bauhaus in Weimar in the early 1920s that Umbo received some of the first essential influences, from Johannes Itten among others. In the late 1920s in Berlin, he found his way to photography, guided by his mentor, the...
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