First time outside Germany - Beyond the battlefields - The Photography of Käthe Buchler

Exhibition until 14th January, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

A new exhibition of haunting, yet beautiful images portrays the Home Front in the German town of Braunschweig during World War I.

These black and white photographs are the work of Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) a gifted amateur who lived in the town where she photographed the wounded convalescing in Braunschweig and the men, women and children whose lives were affected by the demands of the Home Front.

Her work offers "a fascinating window on the pre-occupations of ordinary Germans living and working hundreds of miles away from the fighting".

The collection is now part of the Museum Für Photographie in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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The exhibition moves to:

Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2nd February - 3rd March 2018
University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield, 15th March - 5th May 2018

The exhibition is organised by Museum Für Photographie, Braunschweig. The University of Hertfordshire and the Arts & Humanities Research Council - Funded First World War Engagement Centres at the University of Birmingham.

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