Ernst Haas: Reconstructing London
Visions of the City after World War II
Atlas Gallery, is delighted to announce an exhibition of rarely seen images by Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921-1986), which reveal post-war London in the years 1949 to 1951.
32 images from the collection, which has rarely been on public display before, reconstructs London emerging from two of the darkest decades in its recent history into a bustling dynamic entity. From Haas’s unique position as a European photographer with the benefits of time spent documenting New York, the photographer imbues London with energy, humour and progressiveness more associated with an American city. A photojournalist at the beginning of his career, Haas documented daily life with a keen but empathetic eye for London’s changing character, and the levity and stoicism of its occupants.
Haas’s London provides insight into both photographer and city gaining renewed senses of identity and purpose following the Second World War.