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Chronicler of the Essential

03.10.2004 - 07.11.2004


Franz Hubmann, the doyen of Austrian photo journalism has been documenting people, landscapes and culture for almost sixty years. As a style-influencing photographer and picture editor of the cultural magazine magnum from 1954 to 1962, he made an essential contribution to modern Austrian photography and influenced up-coming generations of photographers. This exhibition will show well-known works such as the legendary Hawelka Saga, artist portraits from Austria, Paris and Germany as well as travel photos. In addition, the Leica Exhibition presents, for the first time, pictures from the famous artists’ meeting place the Gutruf.
The retrospective for Franz Hubmann’s 90th birthday is a Westlicht Gallery and the Austrian Gallery of Photography/ Museum of Modern Art Salzburg joint project. The curator is Dr. Margit Zuckriegl, Head of the Austria Gallery of Photography. 





Andy Warhol at his retrospective at the Vienna Museum of the 20th Century, 1981
The sculptor Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1957
Louis Armstrong in the Wiener Stadthalle, 1959
Unusual plant transport in Vienna’s 19th district, 1954
Butcher, Athens, 1966
The primeval cell of Viennese Fantastic Realism: Helmut Leherb, Anton Lehmden, Wolfgang Hutter and Rudolf Hausner, 1954
The Guggenheim-Museum in New York, 1971
Café Hawelka: Artist meeting place in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, Vienna, 1956-57
Herbert Boeckl in his studio in Vienna’s 4th district, 1954