Magnums First Exhibition, 'Face of Time' to open in Germany

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Gandhi dictates a message, just before breaking his fast. Birla House, Delhi, India. 1948. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa Village festival. Near Biarritz.1951. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof Farmer shading himself as he looks after his grazing cows. Cambodia. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof On the road to Cuzco. Peru. 1954. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath Publisher Eveleigh Nash at Buckingham Palace Mall. London, UK. 1953. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing In the garden of Belvedere , Vienna, Austria. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
On the film set of "Land of the Pharaohs". Egypt, 1954. Ernest Haas. Courtesy of Getty Images. © | Magnum Photos

In 2006, the first Magnum group exhibition, Gesicht der Zeit, that was initially presented in five Austrian cities between June 1955 and February 1956, was rediscovered in an Innsbruck cellar.

After months of complex restoration work, the original prints and their mounting are now available once again, and will be on display at the Kunst und Kulturentrum der StädteRegion Aachen in Germany this summer.

Magnum’s First is composed of 83 black and white vintage prints that make up the eight photo essays by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, Inge Morath, Jean Marquis, Werner Bischof, Ernst Haas, Robert Capa and Erich Lessing.

An introductory segment also presents each photographer and his or her œuvre, and a full catalogue has been published to celebrate the discovery of this historic exhibition.