Search for content, post, videos

Lausanne : Werner Bischof, giving form to human condition


The Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, holds a vast retrospective of the work of the Zurich artist Werner Bischof, a meteor of the 1940s’ and 50s’ photojournalism. The centenary of the birth of this aesthete-photographer provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at his work, from the beginnings to the artist’s tragic end in 1954. On May 16 of that year, Werner Bischof died in a car accident on a mountain road in the Andes, in Peru. He had just celebrated his thirty-eighth birthday. He had been a member of Magnum Photos for five years and collaborated with some of the biggest magazines at the time, including Life.

This content is for Abonnement annuel and Abonnement mensuel members only.
Log In Register

Create an account or log in to read more and see all pictures.

Install WebApp on iPhone
Install WebApp on Android