The exhibition ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’ is now visiting Madrid
Following its enormous success in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Portugal the spectacular exhibition ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’ is now visiting Spain on the next stop of its tour and can be seen in Madrid from 11 May to 10 September 2017. More than 400 original prints are being shown in Madrid. Photographs by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nick Út, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert Lebeck, Julia Baier and François Fontaine document significant moments in the history of art and culture from 1914 to the present day. The exhibition showcases significant moments of the past century in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leica photography. The exhibition focuses on the revolutionary changes prompted by a technical innovation, the compact and easily portable ‘Ur-Leica’. The 35 mm camera not only brought about change and progress in the field of photography, but also initiated a considerable social transformation. Most of the images that engraved themselves into our collective consciousness from the 1920s onwards were shot with the Leica (‘Leitz Camera’), thus providing impressive documentation of contemporary events. From that point in time onwards, Leica has shaped and changed the way photographers see the world – and continues to do so today.
Espacio Fundación Telefónica
Calle de Fuencarral, 3
28004 Madrid, Spanien
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00