Opening Franz Hubmann
Hundreds of well-wishers came to WestLicht on the 2nd of October to celebrate the 90th birthday of Austrian doyen of photography, Franz Hubmann. On the same evening a comprehensive Hubmann retrospective, “Chronicler of the Essential,” was opened. Dr. Margit Zuckriegl, curator of the show and head of the Austrian Gallery of Photography/Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg talked about the content on the exhibition and Prof. Peter Baum, former director of the Lentos Museum, Linz and expert of Hubmann’s work talked about the entire oeuvre. After Prof. Werner Sobotka, the President of the Photographic Society of Vienna ceremonially awarded Franz Hubmann with an honorary membership of the PS, the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl officially opened the exhibition. At the subsequent private celebration the “extreme schrammel” musicians Roland Neuwirth and Doris Windhager surprised the birthday boy who listened to their singing with enjoyment.