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Harry Gruyaert Tour de France, 1982. Riders relax whilst the Tour organisers negotiate with farmers on stage 16 to remove their tractors from the road. Farmers are protesting against certain Common Market price f (...)
Werner Bischof On the road to Cuzco, near Pisac, in the Valle Sagrado of the Urubamba river. Peru. May 1954. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Rene Burri Badaling (near Beijing). Hanku Pass, Great Wall. © Rene Burri | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Skier sunbathing in front of the Matterhorn. Zermatt, Switzerland. 1950. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr The Matterhorn. Alps, Switzerland. 1990. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli Mount Kenya, Africa's majestic second highest peak, contains the remnants of fast disappearing snowfields. The rain soaked up by the forests on the mountain's lower slopes not only feeds the spring (...)

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

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