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Our Daily Bread
Centralia, Kansas, USA, 1956 © Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos / Courtesy of Galerie °Clair

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Our Daily Bread

Erich Hartmann

Exhibition: – 28 Feb 2014

Thu 28 Nov 20:30

Französischer Dom

10117 Berlin
Mon-Sun 10-18


1, rue de la Tour . Nice
06570 St. Paul de Vence

+33 664-757789


by appt.

Our Daily Bread
Centralia, Kansas, USA, 1956 © Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos / Courtesy of Galerie °Clair

Erich Hartmann
“Our Daily Bread”

Opening: 28th November, 2013, 8.30pm
Französischer Dom, Berlin

Book Release: 28th November, 7pm
Französische Friedrichstadtkirche am Gendarmenmarkt

The Exhibition runs under the patronage of UNICEF and The Anne Frank Fonds Basel

Curated by Anna-Patricia Kahn

°CLair Gallery proudly announces the release of Our Daily Bread, a photo-book by Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann (Germany 1922 – New York 1999), published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg.

For the first time in Europe, the exhibition Our Daily Bread, will be shown at the Französischer Dom in Berlin.

Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann’s long-term project shows the human work involved in making Our Daily Bread from land-clearing through planting and harvesting to the feeding of millions. From the early 1950s he added material to this project – land workers in Israel, combine harvesting in Nebraska, a miller in rural France, a soup kitchen, a Paris bakery, a Bedouin in Beersheba selling grain at market, a school cafeteria. Our Daily Bread was first shown in a large exhibition in New York 1962 and is now, for the first time, published as a book.

Born in Munich, Erich Hartmann (1922-1999) fled to the USA in 1938 and later worked as a freelance photographer in New York. Invited by Robert Capa to join Magnum in 1952, he was for many years on the board of directors, becoming president in 1985. As a photojournalist, he traveled all over the world on assignments from newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. He pursued many personal projects, for instance in the 1990s he photographed the remains of the Nazi concentration camps, resulting in the book and exhibition In the Camps (1995).

»The product of eight years of thought and work, Erich Hartmann’s Our Daily Bread is his lyrical tribute to the men and women everywhere whose daily work helps to create the bread which feeds us all and which has become a metaphor for sustenance. His photographs make a picture-poem of the significance of bread to us all.« Ruth Bains Hartmann

More information:
Anna-Patricia Kahn
+49.151.25261720 or +33.664.757789

Our Daily Bread
Beersheba, Israel, 1958 © Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos / Courtesy of Galerie °Clair

Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
Editors: Anna-Patricia Kahn, Ruth Bains Hartmann
Authors: Erich Hartmann, Ruth Bains Hartmann, Yves Kugelmann, et al.
Hardcover, 23 x 32 cm, 164 pages, 88 duotone illustrations
ISBN 978-3-86828-446-1
49,90 Euro

The book presentation will take place November 28, at 7 pm the Französische Friedrichstadtkirche am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin.

Beatrice Schmidt
+49.30.20 67 46 90 or +49.177.820 80 59

Our Daily Bread
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1958 © Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos / Courtesy of Galerie °Clair
Our Daily Bread
© Erich Hartmann