A group show in Switzerland explores mountains as photographed by Magnum photographers
The archives of Magnum Photos contain images of some of the world’s highest peaks. Magnum Photos is not known for landscape photography, but the theme runs through the agency’s 80-year history. These photographs are not only a testament to a very human fascination with mountains all over the world, but also to the veneration and fear that they can inspire. Up until the 20th century, mountains seemed to be indestructible, but today, we see mountain habitats overused and endangered. Part of the exhibition is devoted to renowned Swiss photographer Werner Bischof, and presented in partnership with the Werner Bischof Archives in Zurich.
The exhibition was developed by the MBAL in close collaboration with Magnum Photos. It is accompanied by a book published by Prestel. A version of the exhibition will also be on display from 17 July 2019 to 7 January 2020 at Forte di Bard, near Aosta, Italy.
Where: Musée des beaux-arts Le Locle, Rue Calame 6, Le Locle, Switzerland
When: 22 June to 13 October, 2019
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm