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Exhibition - Arresting Time
Erich Lessing
Lessing’s work often revolves around the human condition at the moment when power and
powerlessness come face to face. His remarkable 1950s images recording post-war Europe and
in particular his pictures of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution attracted worldwide admiration. In
1960 Lessing moved from politics to art and photographed the making of movies, actors,
directors, artists, poets, writers, musicians, composers, dancers, mime artists and singers.
ARRESTING TIME is a tribute to Lessing’s talent as a photojournalist and is a visual record of
a time of turmoil and great change.

Erich Lessing 1948

AUSTRIA.Town of Ischl,1948. The deathmask of the Hungarian composer...
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Erich Lessing 1950

FRANCE.French Pyrenées. Town of Prades 1951. Catalan cellist...
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Erich Lessing 1951

The war-damaged city of Berlin.
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Erich Lessing 1951

The three Allied High-Commissioners for Germany : From left to...
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Erich Lessing 1951

April 1951. Meeting at the Eiffel Tower. From left to right,...
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Erich Lessing 1951

Town of Edirne. Turks expelled from Bulgaria arriving by train...
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Erich Lessing 1951

TURKEY. Europe's last displaced people. 1951.
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Erich Lessing 1951

France. Paris. Marcel MARCEAU, French mime artist who created...
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Erich Lessing 1953

Rhineland-Westphalia. Town of Rhoendorf, near Bonn.
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Erich Lessing 1953

AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1953. The Austrian composer Anton KARAS playing...
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Erich Lessing 1953

AUSTRIA. Vienna. In der Burg. Mistress and maid carry remains...
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Erich Lessing 1953

AUSTRIA. Vienna. Schottentor. Newspaper vendor keeping her feet...
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Erich Lessing 1954

FRANCE. Paris. 6th arrondissement. In front of the Pont-Neuf....
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Erich Lessing 1954

10, Downing Street.
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Erich Lessing 1954

AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954. Couple at a "Heurigen", the traditional...
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Erich Lessing 1954

Professor Lorenz BOEHLER, surgeon who introduced the technique...
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Erich Lessing 1954

NORWAY. 1954.
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Erich Lessing 1954

NORWAY. 1954. Whaling in the Arctic Circle. Whales are brought...
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Erich Lessing 1954

Canary Islands 1954.
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Erich Lessing 1954

Canary Islands 1954.
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Erich Lessing 1955

SWITZERLAND. Geneva. 1955. In the back ground Swiss President...
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Erich Lessing 1955

Nikita Sergejevich KHRUSHCHEV, first secretary of the Central...
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Erich Lessing 1955

Switzerland. Geneva. Palais des Nations.
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Erich Lessing 1955

George LONDON, US Bariton, 1955. Rehearsing in the bathtub of...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. 1956.
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. 1956. Village of Karzag in the putza region, or Hungarian...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Budapest. Summer 1956.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Prague. Monument dedicated to Stalin.
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Erich Lessing 1956

POLAND. Sopot. 1956. First election of a beauty queen in communist...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Silesia. Town of Czestochova.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Silesia region. Town of Nova Huta. Vacant lot and new housing...
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Erich Lessing 1956

POLAND. Nova Huta. 1956.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Poland. Bytom. 1956. yuong woman restoring rails into a landmine....
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Erich Lessing 1956

Upper Silesia. Town of Bytom. Little girl carrying beers for...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Silesia region. Town of Nova Huta. In strongly Catholic Poland...
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Erich Lessing 1956

POLAND. Krakow / Cracow. 1956. Evening service in the synagogue....
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Erich Lessing 1956

Silesia. Town of Czestochova. Monastery of Jasna Gora (Bright...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Czestochowa.
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October-November 1956. Insurrection. Corvin...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Budapest. Following the fighting and insurrection a Hungarian...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October 30th, 1956. Insurrection. Janos Mesz,...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October, 1956.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Damaged street of Budapest after the uprising.
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Erich Lessing 1957

POLAND. Warsaw. Like all Communist dignitaries the Chinese Prime...
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Erich Lessing 1957

Warsaw.
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Erich Lessing 1957

EAST GERMANY. 1957.
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Erich Lessing 1957

The Austrian conductor Herbert von KARAJAN inspecting a new jet...
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Russia. Moscow. The American actor Bob Hope buying a "chapka"...
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