The New Eye

The New Eye

Photography and Film 1919–1939


May 21 – September 19, 2021


The New Eye is part of a research project on lens-based cultures during the interwar period. The exhibition presents a wide selection of photography and film and the starting point for the project are the international photo exhibitions that were shown in Sweden during 1919-1939. Artistic photography, portraits, and photography within areas as diverse as law enforcement, advertising and sciences such as ethnography and botany, are brought together.



The exhibition is part of the celebration of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary.


The interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation, HDK-Valand and the Department of Cultural Studies at Gothenburg University and Göteborgs konsthall.


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