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Blitz:WWII in London

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Information about an exhibition in Hoxton

Information about an exhibition in Hoxton

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  • 1. BLITZWWII IN LONDON“The glare of many fires and sweeping clouds of smoke kept hiding the shape.Then a wind sprang up. Suddenly, the shining cross, dome and towers stood out like a symbolin the inferno.The scene was unbelievable. In that moment or two, I released my shutter.”Herbert Mason on his iconic 1940 photograph of St Paul’s Cathedral.In this exhibition of vintage photographs from the 1940s, Londoners salvage theirpossessions from the rubble of their homes and take refuge in the city’s undergroundstations.Walls crumble, buildings open like dollhouses, and families go about theirerrands wearing gas masks. Many of these photographs were used for press purposesand are unique historic documents as well as important works of art.The Blitz lasted from 7 September 1940 to 21 May 1941. In this time, Germanyattacked London 71 times, rendering more than 1.4 million people homeless.The mainair offensive against British cities diminished after May 1941, but sporadic and lethal raidscontinued for several more years, with theV-1 andV-2 rockets deployed between 1944and 1945 killing nearly 9,000 civilians.Although evidence of WWII persists in this historic city, the majority of bomb sitesremain unmarked and unremembered, and it is difficult to imagine what it must havebeen like to experience such destruction.As the number of people who remember theBlitz dwindles, we hope to reignite awareness of this significant time in London’s history.Daniel Blau51 Hoxton SquareLondonN1 6PBtel +44 (0)207 831 7998Galerie Daniel BlauOdeonsplatz 1280539 MünchenGermanytel +49 (0)89 29 73 42www.danielblau.comOpening:May 30, 2013, 6 - 8 pmExhibition:May 31 - June 29Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6 pmFor further information aboutour exhibition email:mail@danielblau.comLeft:Herbert Mason“St. Paul’s During the Blitz”December, 1940vintage silver gelatin print onglossy fibre paper20,3 x 25,8 cm
  • 2. Keystone Photo“Kiddies Have ‘Gas Lessons’”June 27, 1941silver gelatin print on glossy fibre paper,printed 194118,9 (20,2) x 24 (25,4) cmWide World Photo“Nazi Bombs Hit Hospital”January 29, 1941silver gelatin print on glossyfibre paper, printed byApril 3, 194116,1 (18,1) x 21,3 x (23,9) cm
  • 3. Wide World Photo“Four O’ClockTea”March 29, 1941silver gelatin print on glossyfibre paper, printed byApril 7, 194121,7 (22,9) x 16,3 (18) cmWide World Photo“Posters Go to War”January 1943silver gelatin print on glossyfibre paper, printed byFebruary 1, 194321,5 (23,4) x 14,3 (17,8) cm
  • 4. Bill Brandt (1904–1983)“Elephant and Castle Station”November 11, 1940later silver gelatin print onglossy fibre paper10,9 (12) x 15,6 (16,8) cm

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