The World That Was
Right before the outbreak of WWI, French banker Albert Kahn commissioned photographers of both sexes to travel the world and take color photographs of different cultures and populations in order to build up his Archives de la Planète. His aim was to create an ethnographic treasure that would also bring cultures closer and possibly halt the imminent war. Opening on 1 August at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (this page), the exhibition The World Around 1914. Color Photography Before The Great War showcases many photographs from Kahn’s archive and sheds light on a long-vanished world. Until 2 November.