Berenice Abbott – Portraits of Modernity

This autumn Huis Marseille will present a large retrospective of the famous American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991).

Berenice Abbott, Aerial view of New York at Night, March 20 1963, 593x768

This is the first time that an extensive selection of Berenice Abbott's work, held by important American collections, will be shown in the Netherlands. Abbott is one of the key figures in the history of 20th-century photography. Her legacy is not only an eclectic photographic oeuvre but also a strong opinion on the role of photography in society, to which she gave expression in numerous publications. Her work forms a bridge linking the artistic avant-garde in the ‘Old World’ with the emerging art scene of the 1920s and 1930s in New York.