Travel selfies or holiday snaps on Facebook – traveling seems to inspire photography. An exhibition in Berlin shows holiday impressions from well-known photographers. Here is a small sample of what to expect.The exhibition “Faraway Focus – Photographers Go Traveling (1880-2015)” offers a stroll through the history of travel photography. As a genre, travel photography emerged around the same time as mass tourism in the late 19th century, when it reinforced expectations of foreign destinations as being exotic.
Only since the 1920s has travel inspired photographers to respond artistically to cultural, political and social conditions in other countries.
The exhibition presents over 180 works by 17 photographers and reflects the history of 20th-century art photography. The different approaches illustrate changes in visual idiom and perceptions from early travel photography down to our globalized world.
The exhibition in the Berlinerische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art opens on May 19 and will run through September 11, 2017.