The Swiss Magnum photographer Werner Bischof (1916 –1954) ranks among the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A master of black-and-white photography, he created an extraordinary oeuvre within the span of his short life. He had already travelled halfway around the world as a photojournalist and documentarist when his life was cut short in 1954 by an automobile accident in Peru. The Bildhalle and the Werner Bischof Estate – under the management of Bischof’s son Marco Bischof – have worked closely together for years. In collaboration with the estate, an exhibition was planned this summer and issue an accompanying publication:...
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