Ferenc Berko

The Discovering Eye

The exhibition shows distinctive b/w photographs of Ferenc Berko‘s early creative period in the spirit of the “New Photography” and the thrilling photographic reportage from the period which Berko spent as director of photography and film in India. A substantial part of the exhibition consists of the abstract color photographs, Berko produced during his time as a lecturer of photography at the new “Bauhaus” in Chicago under the direction of Moholy Nagy. These photos are testimonials of his pioneer status in the field of art photography. Motifs, which he discovered on his many journeys, complete the exhibition. They are a confirmation of Helmut Gernsheim‘s statement: “Shape, form and colour are Berko‘s Forte”.

Exhibition objects: 99 framed photographs (71 b/w-photographs, 28 colored photographs)
Exhibition space: 250 sqm
Exhibition catalog: German

Exhibition venues:
Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, July 1991
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany, October 12, 1991 – November 17, 1991
Joseph Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany, February, 02, 1992 – March 15, 1992
Volkshochschule Leer, Germany, April 21, 1992 – August 20, 1992
National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, UK, May 25, 1992 – August 20, 1992
Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg/Neckar, Germany, April 22, 1993 – May 23, 1993
Stadtmuseum Jena, Germany, September 09, 1993 – September 26, 1993
Galleria Il Diaframma, Milan, Italy, October 12, 1993 – November 06, 1993
Kunstverein Wiligrad, Lübstdorf, Germany, January 21, 1994 – February 13, 1994
Städtische Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany, February 10, 1995 – March 26, 1995
Galerie Ekg, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, April 27, 1995 – June 12, 1995
Schloß Arolson, Germany, September 28, 1996 – November 17, 1996
Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany, January 18, 1998 – February 15, 1998


Trouville, France, 1937

Basel, Switzerland, 1937

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1953

Tramlines, New York, USA, 1949



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