Berenice Abbott. Portraits of Modernity. Eine Ausstellung der Fundación MAPFRE in Kooperation mit der Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur


© Berenice Abbott: Triborough Bridge [East 125th Street Approach], 1937; The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Photography Collection; The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations © Getty Images / Bereni


© Berenice Abbott: Sophie Victor, 1927 International Center of Photography, Purchase, with funds provided by the Lois and Bruce Zenkel Purchase Fund, 1984 © Getty Images / Berenice Abbott, 2020


© Berenice Abbot: Fifth-Avenue, Nr. 4,6,8, 20. März 1936 © Getty Images / Berenice Abbott, Courtesy International Center of Photography, Gift of Daniel, Richard, and Jonathan Logan, 1984

The focus of the retrospective to the work of the American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) is on contemporary events and the associated paradigm shifts as manifested in these scenes of everyday life and culture. Especially captivating in this sense are the portraits of personalities from the arts world that the photographer made at the beginning of her career in the 1920s to the 1940s in Paris and New York. An extensive selection of works from Abbott’s famous city project Changing New York, which she began in 1929, provides multifaceted glimpses of both the microcosm and macrocosm of the dynamically developing metropolis, including its darker sides.

Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln

Berenice Abbott

20.03. – 12.07.2020

daily. 2 – 7 p.m.

now closed

Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur