Client: Curatorial ProjThe Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts
Date: 15. April 2017
EVE ARNOLD, ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ, BERENICE ABBOT Exhibition at The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, 01 January - 30 April 2015, curated by Art Advisor Ariane Belisle
Eve Arnold (1912-2012) became a member of Magnum Photos in 1957. Known for the still photographs she took for magazine and newspaper assignments and films, Eve Arnold helped shape photojournalism in the latter half of the 20th century, always letting the subject dictate the treatment and the point of view. This survey of her work shows prints of some figures of the political and artistic scenes of 60s and 70s. André Kertész (1894—1985) is one of the most influential photographers of the Modern epoch. His first experiences of photography dates back to World War I, as he unexpectedly photographed the soldiers’ lives, rather than the war being raged. His images had always valued humanity, emotion and the sense of observation. Series from the portfolio “A Hungarian Memory” is a tribute to Kertész’s loyalty to the documentary approach he developed at his beginnings. Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) made major contributions to the art of portraiture, visual documentary and scientific photography. After learning photography in the early 1920s under the tutelage of Modernist artists, she began one of the most ambitious photographic projects of the twentieth century: a series of iconic photographs documenting in a comprehensive manner modern New York during the 1930s. The exhibition features some pictures from this period.