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Opening of exhibition: Richard Fleischhut – Out Into the World with the Camera

10.09.2008

Tomorrow (Thursday 11.09., 6.30 p.m.) Michael Zenner, Deputy Director-General at the Federal Foreign Office responsible for Communication, will open the exhibition "Richard Fleischhut – Out Into the World with the Camera" in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office.

Initially as a confectioner, and later as "on board photographer", Richard Fleischhut (1881-1951) accompanied overseas passages and cruises of the great passenger steamers belonging to the shipping company "Norddeutscher Lloyd". He became famous for his portraits of international celebrities: Marlene Dietrich, Buster Keaton, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fred Astaire, Max Schmeling and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to name a few.

The exhibition "Richard Fleischhut – Out Into the World with the Camera" draws attention to the lesser known side of the photographic artist, who, on his numerous travels, always focused on the motives "ship", "sea", "landscape", but also on the people at the various destinations. Photographs of New York, Hong Kong, Rio and Casablanca, highly contrasting landscape scenes of the Victoria Falls, as well as impressive black and white pictures of cliff formations and glaciers of the North Cape will be on display in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. Professor Hermann Haarmann of the Freie Universität Berlin shall introduce the photographic works of Richard Fleischhut at the exhibition opening.

The exhibition in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office will be open to the public from 11 September until 9 October 2008, from Mondays to Fridays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. as well as on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Entrance is free.

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