The Martin-Gropius-Bau presents an exhibition featuring rare colour photographs and films commissioned by the French banker Albert Kahn.
Excited by the advances in colour photography being developed by the Lumière Brothers, Kahn dispatched photographers around the world to document life across Europe, Asia and Africa in 1908/1909.
The result was a fascinating archive comprising over 70,000 colour photos showing people and customs from far-away lands.
About 160 photographs have been selected for this exhibition which also includes images and projections by pioneering inventors and photographers Adolf Miethe (1862-1927) and Sergei M. Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944).
Wed-Mon 10.00-20.00. Tues closed.
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The World c. 1914. Colour Photography Before the Great War
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchner Straße 7, tel. +49(0)30254860.