Summer group exhibition Reiselust und Müßiggang at
photograph by Barbara Hofmann Johnson

Dear Friends and Supporters!

Twenty of my instant photographs are installed at the Museum Für Photographie in Braunschweig, Germany.

About the exhibition:

Landscape, Tours, and Detours in Leisure Culture: Contemporary Photography
in Dialog with the Permanent Collection

Artist List:

Boris Becker | Francis Bedford | Louis Auguste und Auguste Rosalie Bisson | Katharina Bosse | Käthe Buchler | Rebecca Hackemann | Calvert Richard Jones | Erik Kessels | Andreas Meichsner | Jürgen Nefzger | Christian Paier | Txema Salvans | Charles R. Savage | Pascal Sébah | Félix Teynard | Christa Zeißigmany thanks to Barbara Hofmann Johnson and Katharina Bosse.

20. July – 29. September 2019

Opening & Summer Party: 19.07.2019 at 7 pm

Summer and holidays are the occasion for a new exhibition at the Museum of Photography on the themes of travel, vacation, leisure time, and of the “slowing down” of landscape as experienced and imagined by artists. The exhibition presents works from the Museum’s permanent collection since the 19 th century and contemporary photographic works from international artists.

As viewed within the history of photography since its development in the 19thcentury and the parallel developments in human mobility through technological advancements, travel photography emerged as an increasingly important theme. Ideas such as the perception of the natural sublime and the culturally significant—made visible through the activity of travel, led to the development of tourism in the 20thcentury that in turn made travel possible for many. Whether with the private automobile, the mobile home, train or airplane—excursions, leisure time in nature, travel or beach culture belong to our collective experience, whereby the social safeguarding of vacation days also manifests itself within the collective workplace. This artistic photography examines the subject matter through differing areas of content. In turn, the exhibition presents international examples while incorporating works from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Several special programs and events will accompany the exhibition, including a renewed
cooperation with the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum and a lecture by the renowned actor,
author, and photographer Hanns Zischler. On Sept. 28th Zischler will discuss Opération
Béton, the first film of Jean-Luc Godard from 1954. The documentary was created during
the construction of the well-known Grande Dixence dam in Switzerland, upon which Goddard
himself worked. The dam is featured in the exhibition with Boris Becker’s large format photo
work Lac de Dixence from 2003.
The exhibition was curated by Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Director, Museum of Photography

I will not be there unfortunately - but if you are nearby please visit! HAPPY SUMMER!


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