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Exhibition: Hugo Brehme and the Mexican Revolution

April 16th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Last night (April 15th) marked the opening of the ‘Hugo Brehme and the Mexican Revolution’ exhibition at the Ibero-American Institute in Berlin.

Hugo Brehme (1882-1954) was one of the most significant photographers in Mexico during the first half of the 20th century. Whilst his commercial landscape, architectural work and area studies were highly successful, distributed around the world as postcards and book illustrations, his photographical documentation of the Mexican revolution, with a few exceptions, have remained fairly unknown.

First displayed in various locations in Mexico between 2009 and 2010, this exhibition shows this fascinating dimension of his oeuvre. Famous heroes of the revolution, as well as the destruction and battles which it brought with it, are presented in the Lesesaal of the Institute, along with pictures of the US-American intervention in the port at Veracruz on large format prints.

The Mexican Embassy in Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are supporting the project, whilst the Fototeca Nacional del INAH, the Museo Franz Mayer and the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg have lent items to the exhibition.

The exhibition is in both German and Spanish and is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00-19.00, and 9.00-13.00 on Saturdays. It will close on 31st May and is taking place in the Ibero-American Institute, Potsdamer Strasse 37, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten).

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