Umbo. The name was a sensation in the avantgarde photography of the 1920s. He stood for everything new: a new type of portrait, a new image for women, a new take on street life, new photo-journalism. With a selection of about 200 works and many documents, this first major retrospective in 24 years is now coming to Berlin. “Umbo. Photographer. Works 1926–1956” is an exhibition by the Sprengel Museum Hannover created in partnership with the Berlinische Galerie and Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau. Umbo’s photographs are experimental, imaginative and above all just like the photographer himself: unconventional. From the early Bauhaus in...
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