Recognised as one of history’s most influential photographers, renowned Magnum photographer Werner Bischof brought early 1950s America vividly to life through his series of enigmatic and expansively composed images, yet his tragic death at the age of 38 meant that this work was never printed in his lifetime.
A true innovator, Bischof was one of the first documentary photographers to approach colour seriously. Now this fascinating collection of both black-and-white and colour images, taken during his travels around America, many shown here for the first time, will be unveiled in a landmark exhibition by the David Hill Gallery in London. Featuring 25 photographs, USA is a landmark study of the beauty of ordinary people, the streets they walked and the shops they frequented, as well as an honest look at the colourful and nuanced landscape that fashioned post-war America.
USA runs at the David Hill Gallery from 7 June – 26 July. For further information, visit the gallery’s site here.
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.