Moments of Our Time
Photographs that Define Modern History
As a sequel to the gallery’s exhibition of May 2010, Faces of our Times, Atlas announces an exhibition of rare photographs capturing key historical events of the last one hundred years. Many of the photographs featured in this exhibition not only moved the public at the time of their publication, and continue to have an impact today, but set social and political changes in motion, transforming the way we live and think. These photographs have become icons of photojournalism.
The majority of the photographs in the exhibition relate to events that represent the culmination of a development or the eruption of social forces. Looking at the pictorial documentation of such revolutionary events we often get the impression that we are feeling the pulse of history more intensively than at other times. Although often not beautiful, or easy, they are images that shake and disquiet us, and are etched in our memories forever.