I was deeply impressed of the photos Hans Saebens took in Bremen in the years 1930 to 1969.
Seabens was kind of an official city photographer and documenter, who had a three year education in graphic and book design at Leipzig.
This graphic attitude you can see in almost every photo. He never forgot to compose his photos with a focused point of view, clear graphical lines, on which the eyes of the viewer can slide from the foreground to the background of the photo which gives his photos a well organised calm.
The 95% black and white photos are never overloaded with information, well-balanced between work-life (in harbour) or city documentation and graphic appearance.
It is only one (larger) room in the Focke Museum but it is worth a visit!
The belonging book: Hans Saebens. Bilder für Bremen (1930-1969) Verlag Carl Ed. Schünemann KG | ISBN 978-3-7961-6 | 144 Seiten | Hardcover | 19,90 € – contains all photos from the exhibition and is an ideal x-mas gift for photo enthusiastics.
All photos © by Hans Saebens, Focke-Museum Bremen:
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