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Swiss artist Werner Bischof (1916-1954) was well-known for his photojournalistic-type images published in Life and Paris Match among other magazines. As his brother, Marco Bischof, pointed out, pictures in those kinds of publications were some of the few windows onto the world back then. The photographer’s style was humanistic and approachable, yet artistic.
Bischof, who joined the prestigious agency Magnum early on, would have turned 100 years old this year. In recognition, the Musée de l’Eysée in Lausanne is currently showing a fantastic exhibition of his work. “Point of View and Helvetica,” curated by Daniel Girardin, Marco, and the Werner Bischof Estate, includes almost 200 photographs, many of which are previously unseen, in both color and black-and-white.
“Point of View and Helvetica” is on view through May 1.