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Leon Herschtritt: Photography
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Foosaner Art Museum Foosaner Art Museum (entire building)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
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Jackie Borsanyi
Department:Foosaner Art Museum/Educational Center


March 23 – May 12, 2013

Léon Herschtritt’s  (French, b. 1936) fifty year body of photography is a study of our humanity. From his early career as a freelance reporter to now, he captures the zeitgeist of his era through his choice of political, social, and human subjects. His several bodies of work include slices of Parisian life, views of Africa, and the Berlin Wall.  In addition, Herschtritt’s portraiture captures the atmosphere and bears witness to the artists, intellectuals and politicians of his era. This exhibition will feature Herschtritt’s body of work from 1960s Paris. 

Image credit:Léon Herschtritt, Le patin à roulette (Roller Skating), 1961. Silver print executed by Philippe Salaün,  24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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