Photographs by Yvonne von Schweinitz from the years 1953 and 1960

From 22nd March to 16th June 2019, the Archaeological Museum Hamburg is showing the exhibition “SYRIA. Fragments of a Journey, Fragments of a Time” with photographs by Yvonne von Schweinitz (1921-2015). The photographer traveled to Syria in 1953 and 1960, visiting today’s largely destroyed cities of Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo, with trips to the desert oasis Palmyra and the Alawite Mountains. The exhibition invites the visitor to follow the paths of travel photographer Yvonne von Schweinitz. More than 70 black-and-white photographs and numerous color slides can be seen that she took with her Rolleiflex and various compact cameras. Complementary material provides an impression of the current situation of Syria, shaken by the civil war.

The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Hamburg curators Claus Friede and Mathias von Marcard.


Location:

Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg

Open:

Tuesday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Wednesday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Thursday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Friday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Saturday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Sunday

10:00 - 17:00 Uhr