Berlin : René Groebli
For the love of Rita
Pinter & Milch – Galerie für Fotografie – presents the famous photo essay "The Eye of Love“ by renowned Swiss photographer René Groebli.
Born 1927 in Zurich, Switzerland, René Groebli started his career as a photo reporter for various international magazines. Groebli married in October 1951, but had to return to work just a few days after the wedding. The photographer and his wife Rita were finally able to take their honeymoon in 1953, and they travelled to France, where he created images of poetic beauty. The Eye of Love reveals the photographer’s loving and tender view of his wife, a gaze of desire and admiration. In this declaration of love, René Groebli created a timeless work. Then as now, the images have the power to touch viewers and let them see through The Eye of Love. Edward Steichen acquired one image from this series (Sitzender Akt, Seated Nude) for the photography collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and invited Groebli to participate in the legendary exhibition The Family of Man.
René Groebli on his work: "I tried to convey the typical atmosphere of French hotel rooms. There were so many impressions: the poor-looking furniture in a cheap hotel, the 'Amors' embroidered on the curtains. And I was in love with the girl, the girl who is my wife. I think a series of photographs should be compared with a novel or even a poem rather than a painting: let us tell something!"
The exhibition is part of the 5. European Month of Photography 2012 in Berlin. From over 700 photographs presented by around 90 participating institutions, the judging panel chose a picture from "The Eye of Love“ to be the cover picture of the festival.
The Eye of Love - René Groebli
In part of European Month of Photography in Berlin
From November 10, 2012 to January 16th, 2013.
Pinter & Milch
Galerie für Fotografie
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday . 12:00-19:00