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René Groebli : The Magic Eye


This photography book is the first-ever presentation of René Groebli’s pictures spanning a good half-century – although with no claim to completeness. Mirjam Cavegn personally selected the pictures, introducing us to the wide spectrum of Groebli’s photography. She produced this publication with her gallery as a tribute to an artist whom she has represented for many years, building friendship with him over the years and devoting several exhibitions to his work. René Groebli already scaled the Olympus of photographic history with his early work: Rail Magic (1949) and The Eye of Love (1952), and yet his lifework encompasses so very much more. He has spent over six decades in single-minded, experimental pursuit of images that both jog visual assumptions and chart new territory – whether in the four walls of his studio, in his dark room or in his Alsatian country house, whether on the road in London or Paris, Ireland or Peru. The photographs are not arranged in strict chronological order, but rather represent what might be called a lyrical response to René Groebli’s approach, for his perception of...

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