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Dr. Alice Eisler and Peter Coeln

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Georg Eisler
Images of a Friendship
Opening on 2.6.2003

The artistic results of an exceptional friendship between two men was ceremonially opened in the presence of Georg Eisler’s widow. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the inventor of “the decisive moment” and his wife Martine Franck sent touching greetings. Alongside “images of a friendship” photographs by Paolo Pellegrin the Leica Medal of Excellence 2001 were also shown. Gero Furchheim from Leica Camera AG talked about the association of five Leica galleries around the world, curator Susanne Berchtold presented an overview of the works being exhibited and the French cultural attaché Francoise Laquiéze opened the show.


Agnes Reinthaler reading HCB greeting
Curator Susanne Berchtold

Gero Furchheim, Leica Camera AG
Monsieur Laquiéze

Gero Furchheim with Christine de Grancy