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Guided tour and talk: Nadine Wietlisbach in conversation with Elisabeth Bronfen

Saturday, 11.07.2020, 16:00-17:00

Elisabeth Bronfen is professor of English and American Studies at the University of Zurich. During a guided tour through the exhibition Women War Photographers, she discusses journalistic images of war and their influence on popular culture, especially on film, in conversation with Nadine Wietlisbach, director of Fotomuseum Winterthur. Publications edited by Elisabeth Bronfen include Eine Amerikanerin in Hitlers Badewanne. Der Zweite Weltkrieg aus Frauensicht, 2015 (Hoffmann und Campe) and Hollywoods Krieg: Geschichte einer Heimsuchung, 2013 (S. Fischer Verlag).

The event takes place in German.

Admission: CHF 5 (plus admission to the exhibition)

For members: CHF 4 (indluding 20% discount and free admission to the exhibition)

The exhibition Women War Photographers – From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus is devoted to photojournalistic coverage of international wars and conflicts. On display are some 140 images shot between 1936 and 2011 by a number of women photojournalists and documentary photographers: Carolyn Cole (*1961), Françoise Demulder (1947–2008), Catherine Leroy (1944–2006), Susan Meiselas (*1948), Lee Miller (1907–1977), Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014), Christine Spengler (*1945) and Gerda Taro (1910–1937). Their pictures provide a fragmentary insight into the complex reality of war, taking in a range of military theatres from the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War to more recent international conflicts in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Image: Anja Niedringhaus, Palestinians enjoy a ride at an amusement park outside Gaza City, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, March 2006. © picture alliance / AP Images