The World That Was

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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.

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