Ernst Stewner. A German photographer in Poland / Niemiecki fotograf Polski
The photographer Ernst Stewner (1907-1996) was one of the most prominent practitioners of photography in Poznań and Wielkopolska between 1932 and 1945. Only a fragment of his work survived the war. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of Stewner’s work to date. Around 160 photographs are on display, including both original prints and photographs from the period, that have been developed from retrieved negatives. The images were ordered according to themes, which feature the town of Poznań and Wielkopolska, Polish towns, ethnographic photographs and portraits.
A bilingual catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition. It contains texts, essays by
German and Polish researchers and art historians on the work of Ernst Stewner as well as a selection of 160 of his photographs.
In addition, a training programme has been set up for photography and history relating to German-Polish relations over the last century. It encompasses, among other things, lectures, discussions, informal meetings, guided tours, workshops as well as a city rally for young people, students and adults.
With the financial support of the Ministry for Culture and National Heritage and the Foundation for German-Polish Collaboration. The exhibition comes under the umbrella of the Ministry for Culture and National Heritage, the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and the mayor of Poznań. Organised by the Cultural Centre ZAMEK in Poznań in cooperation with the Herder Institute in Marburg.
Project management: Dr. Piotr Korduba
Curator: Wojciech Luchowski