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Magnum Montagnes
June 18, 2019
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.

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