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PHOTO SIMONIS

08.06.2010 - 31.07.2010

 

In cooperation with the picture archive of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library), WestLicht is showing the exhibition PHOTO SIMONIS.
Photo Simonis was one of the most popular portrait studios of the last decades of the 20th century in Vienna and is seen as the most important portrait studio of the post-war period.

Austrian presidents since Karl Renner, known figures from economic and scientific backgrounds, as well as dignitaries of the church had their picture taken in Währingerstraße 12.

The great success of the studio was a direct result of the excellent technical execution and design of the images taken there. In 1950 Photo Simonis was the first Viennese portrait studio to start using colour photography.
The photographic archive of Photo Simonis provides an overview over 80 years of portrait- as well as advertising photography.

The exhibition at WestLicht in June will be the first to ever show an extensive overview of this historic estate.

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Geschäftsportal Währinger Straße 12 © ÖNB
Julius Simonis Senior ca. 1925 © ÖNB
Heinz Simonis Junior (* 1943), fotografiert von seinem Vater, ca. 1946 © WestLicht
Heinz Simonis, ca. 1980 © WestLicht
Dr. Bruno Kreisky 1955 © ÖNB
Dr. Franz Vranitzky 1986 © ÖNB
Kardinal Franz König 1963 © ÖNB
O.W. Fischer Werbeaufnahme "Hut Schick" ca.1950 © ÖNB
Fernsehkoch Helmut Misak ca. 1965 © ÖNB
Hans Moser 1964 © ÖNB
Heinz Conrads 1949 © ÖNB
Karl Farkas 1965 © ÖNB
Waltraud Haas ca. 1950 © ÖNB
Gertraud Jesserer ca. 1965 © ÖNB
Otto Schenk ca. 1960 © ÖNB
Friedrich Gulda 1957 © WestLicht
Die 3 Spitzbuben ca. 1970 © WestLicht
Werbeaufnahme mit Hintergrundprojektion ca. 1968 © ÖNB
Artisten Tiere Attraktionen 1972 © ÖNB
ÖVP Kandidaten für die Nationalratswahl 1971 mit Dr. Karl Schleinzer an der Spitze © ÖNB
Dr. Helmuth Vogl, Theodor Kery, Dr. Fred Sinowatz 1966 © WestLicht
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