Exhibition - Women War Photographers: Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich

Women War Photographers: Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Now extended until the end of August due to having been closed during the pandemic. The exhibition is 140 works by eight women photographers from the past eighty years. Contrary to the widely held notion that war photography is a male preserve, there is a long history of women photographers working in war zones. Just like their male colleagues, they have documented crises worldwide and played a decisive role in shaping our image of war. As opposed to their male counterparts, women photographers often gained unrestricted access to families in their homes, of whom they took particularly emotional portraits. What is more, they worked at the front lines and took pictures of war victims that do not spare the viewer.