Luxembourg 360° - The capital through original photograph collections
The archives of the Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (City of Luxembourg Photograph Library) harbour more than eight million images. In addition to the collections by Luxembourger photographers such as Théo Mey, Tony Krier, Édouard Kutter and Pol Aschman, these archives comprise a whole series of works deserving of interest which have scarcely been exhibited to date. They also include small collections by known photographers and images by passionate amateurs, as well as private collections from photography lovers.
Although they are of a modest size, these "small" collections are far from insignificant. They conceal photographic treasures and contribute in a decisive manner to the documentary and artistic value of the Photography Library archives.
In this exhibition, the Photography Library presents photographs previously unknown to the public, from a selection of these collections. It thus wishes not only to open up new perspectives on the development of the city and urban life but also, and above all, to thank the many donors and collectors who, over the years, have entrusted us with their treasures. Their images are at the centre of this exhibition that reflects districts and several decades, but which also targets events, mobility in the city and remarkable personalities.
At the same time, the Photography Library is launching a call to professional photographers, passionate amateurs and collectors of quality photographs: do you have any photographs or even collections of photographs in your possession that document the development of the city of Luxembourg?