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Exhibition - The Reluctant Photojournalist
Werner Bischof
Magnum Print Room 31 March to 15 May 2009

The 16th May 2009 marked fifty-five years since Werner Bischof’s untimely death. An important early member of the Magnum Photos agency, Bischof’s roots were not in the photojournalistic tradition. Born in Switzerland in 1916, he studied photography with Hans Finsler, a proponent of the modernist tradition and a key figure in the “Neue Sachlichkeit” (New Realism). Bischof then went on to build his career in studio photography before documenting Europe in the aftermath of World War II. He went on to join Magnum Photos in 1949 and continued to think of himself...

Werner Bischof 1941

SWITZERLAND. Zurich. Streams. Drawing made by Werner BISCHOF...
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Werner Bischof 1941

SWITZERLAND. Zurich. 1941. Photogram 3.
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Werner Bischof 1941

SWITZERLAND. Zurich. Photomontage. 1941.
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Werner Bischof 1944

SWITZERLAND. Zurich. The Mimi Scheiblauer school for deaf/mute...
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Werner Bischof 1945

GERMANY. Freiburg im Brisgau. Children play amongst the ruins....
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Werner Bischof 1945

FRANCE. Lorraine region. Village of Saint Dié. 1945.
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Werner Bischof 1945

FRANCE. 1945. Seine Maritime department. City of Rouen. Unemployed...
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Werner Bischof 1947

HUNGARY. The Theiss river flooded. 1947.
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Werner Bischof 1947

HUNGARY. Hajduhadhaza. Orphanage for children rendered parentless...
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Werner Bischof 1947

HUNGARY. 1947. Puszta plains. Farmers Inn.
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Werner Bischof 1950

ITALY. Region of Sardinia. Town of Iglesias (near Cagliari)....
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Werner Bischof 1951

INDIA. Bengal region. The port of Calcutta. Unloading corn sent...
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Werner Bischof 1951

INDIA. State of Bihar. Town of Patna. Famine stricken area. Due...
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Werner Bischof 1951

INDIA. State of Bihar. Famine stricken area. Due to flooding...
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Werner Bischof 1951

INDIA. Bombay. The Bharat Natyam dancer Anjali HORA getting ready...
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Werner Bischof 1951

JAPAN. Kyoto. Silk drying. 1951.
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Werner Bischof 1951

JAPAN. Lotus flowers, symbols of purity. They are the plants...
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Werner Bischof 1951

JAPAN. Kyoto. 1951.
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Werner Bischof 1951

JAPAN. Town of Kyoto (center of the silk industry). Silk drying....
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Werner Bischof 1951

JAPAN. Town of Tokyo. Striptease club. Dancer putting on her...
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JAPAN. Town of Kyoto. 1951.
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JAPAN. Tokyo. Courtyard of the Meiji shrine. 1951.
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Werner Bischof 1952

SOUTH KOREA. Pusan. At the train station. Pusan became the capital...
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Werner Bischof 1952

SOUTH KOREA. Island of Koje Do. A camp for North Korean prisoners...
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Werner Bischof 1952

SOUTH KOREA. Kaesong. 1952. International Press photographers...
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Werner Bischof 1952

INDOCHINA. 1952. Barau, a Meo (or Hmong) village. Cham women...
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Werner Bischof 1952

INDOCHINA. 1952. Village of Barau. Meo people.
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Werner Bischof 1952

HONG-KONG. 1952. Feeding a child.
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Werner Bischof 1952

HONG-KONG. 1952. Excited spectators at the races.
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Werner Bischof 1952

CAMBODIA. Farmer shading himself as he looks after his grazing...
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Werner Bischof 1953

USA. New York City. 1953.
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Werner Bischof 1953

USA. New York City. 1953.
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Werner Bischof 1954

PERU. May 1954. On the road to Cuzco, near Pisac, in the Valle...
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