Prestigious exhibitions

Prestigious exhibitions and precedents
In the late 1990s, vernacular photography and, in particular, snapshots
Anonymous from the late 19th and early 20th centuries found their place on the walls
of major American art museums. In 1998, the San Francisco Museum of ModernArt organized the exhibition "Snapshots: The Photography of Everyday Life", from 1888 to nowadays, and in 2000, the Metropolitan Museum presented ”Other Pictures: Anonymous Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection ”. Both exhibitions presented a myriad of photographs that produced a strange and unexpected visual charm.
Removed from their original context in the family album, these photographs
anonymous vernaculars take on new meanings, inviting interpretation
as a unique form of modern folk art. In 2019, ”Poetics of the Everyday”
celebrated the recent donation of 150 amateur photographs from collectors in St. Louis, Missouri John and Teenuh Foster.
On January 12, 2020, the exhibition "Amateur Photography. From
Bauhaus to Instagram ”, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) examined take a closer look at amateur photography and its innovative power. Since the invention of photography, the amateur has played a key role in its development, the artists of Bauhaus recognizing in particular the freedom of creation offered by the use relaxed from the camera.