Centennial tribute exhibition: "des gens et des rues – 100 ans Pol Aschman"
The Pol Aschman photographic fonds is one of the Luxembourg City Photothèque's largest (± 220,000 items) and most valuable collections.
Capturing many political and socio-cultural events in the Grand Duchy from 1949 to 1988, Pol Aschman (born 1921, died 1990) had a tremendous eye for detail, which gives his work great depth and candour. With his careful observation of subjects, he shines a light – both subtle and revealing – on social clichés, customs and traditions, as well as on society itself. Dedicated to his art, Pol Aschman was best known for his street scenes, elegant portraits and carefully composed architecture shots.
After he passed away, his collection of photographs went to his brother Dr Alex Aschman and was purchased by the Luxembourg City Photothèque in 1997.
To pay tribute to Pol Aschman as we mark his 100th birthday, the Photothèque will be showing the "des gens et des rues – 100 ans Pol Aschman" (people and street scenes – 100 years of Pol Aschman), created together with Christian Aschman, photographer and nephew of Pol Aschman.
The exhibition will run from 10 July to 26 September (open daily from 11:00–19:00) at the Cercle Cité's Ratskeller. Free entry.