Charlotte March Photographer
20.05. – 04.09.2022
Friday, 20 May 2022
Sun: 12.00 – 5.00 pm, no registration requiredSee opening hours Deichtorhallen Hamburg—Sammlung Falckenberg
Deichtorhallen Hamburg—Sammlung Falckenberg
Wilstorfer Straße 71, gate 2,
20.5. – 4.9.2022
Sun, 12.00 – 5.00 pm, no appointment necessary for admission
As well as in the context of guided tours, for which a ticket booking is required due to limited participation.
Dates and booking under: tickets.deichtorhallen.de
This major retrospective of Charlotte March (1929–2005) at the Falckenberg Collection focuses on the previously lesser-known works of this photographer from Hamburg, who is known for her fashion and advertising photos. Her estate, comprising nearly 30 000 works, has been part of the Falckenberg Collection since 2006. It forms the basis for the rediscovery of this photographer, who worked for magazines such as Brigitte, Stern, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and twen. Her 1977 published book Mann, oh Mann: Ein Vorschlag zur Emanzipation des attraktiven Mannes was widely discussed, since it was the first to explicitly show a female view of the male body.
The exhibition offers an overview of all of the artist’s creative periods, from her early documentary photographs in Hamburg in the 1950s to her street photographs on the island of Ischia, which had not yet been transformed by mass tourism, and her later international fashion and advertising photography.
Starting in the 1950s, her highly sensitive view on the fringes of society also led her to marginalized, utterly unglamorous places. This glimpse behind the scenes of the city in a state of transition, shows what life was like for candy makers, and sellers, as well as in the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red-light district.
In particular, March’s early work—little noticed until now—is an important contribution to the cultural memory of the city of Hamburg and beyond. The exhibition is realized in close collaboration with the photographer Manju Sawhney, March’s long-time assistant and the archivist of her estate.
Curated by Goesta Diercks, Dirk Luckow in cooperation with Manju Sawhney.