The Popular Pavilion of Montpellier presents an ambitious project, from June 27th to September 23rd 2018: “A dictator in pictures. Photographs by Heinrich Hoffmann “and” views of the Ghettos. German propaganda photographs and Jewish photographers of Eastern European ghettos (October 1939-August 1944) “.
Curated by Alain Sayag , artistic direction by Gilles Mora, with the participation of the Memorial of the Shoah, this exhibition has a double goal.
The first part, devoted to the photographs of Heinrich Hoffmann, official photographer of Adolf Hitler, deconstructs the propaganda using images implemented by the Nazi administration in Germany between 1933 and 1945. Demonstrating how the figure of Hitler could be staged to impose itself to a whole people, he recalled that the photographs of the dictator, presented as archival documents in the history books, have been designed and must be apprehended as propaganda tools. (…)
Mayor of the City of Montpellier
President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
The second part, which we present in the following portfolio, looks at the ghettos of Poland.
Heinrich Hoffmann – A Dictator in Images
Until September 23, 2018
34000 Montpellier, France