COLOGNE, Germany, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Focusing on industrial photography, the main exhibition at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne presents new insights into the work of E.O. Hoppé (1878-1972). In addition the visitors have the chance to compare Hoppé's work with that of contemporaries and subsequent photographers.
Using various photographic styles, traditional and modern, Munich-born Hoppé, who moved to London in 1902, travelled extensively from the 1920s on to Germany, America, Australia, India, etc. There he concentrated on the many facets of the world of work: being attracted to motifs from heavy industry, bridges, steel scaffolding, power plants and oversized machines.
That these photographs can now be seen, is due on the one hand to the guest curator Urs Stahel, who has made a path-breaking contribution with this exhibition, and on the other to Graham Howe who in the 1990s rediscovered the photographs given by Hoppé in 1954 to the Mansell Collection in London. Howe transferred them to his E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection, founded in Pasadena. The images in the London stock were not sorted by author, but by subject, which is probably the main reason why the once-famous Hoppé had disappeared since the 1950s into obscurity.
"A Look at the Collection: Industry as a Motif" forms an appropriate connection to Hoppé. The presentation with over 100 works e.g. by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Ruth Hallensleben, Albert Renger-Patzsch and August Sander, shows photographic positions by artists working partly at the same time, but especially on the same subject, exploring in stylistically diverse ways the meaning and beauty of technology, finally leading the subject up to the present-day.
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln, Germany
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