Unidentified compîler, "photo-booth portraits", ca 1935
Unidentified compîler, "photo-booth portraits", ca 1935 
Who We Are. Portraits and Vernacular Photography

09/06/2024 - 09/03/2025

The Walther Collection 
Reichenauerstr. 21 
89233 Neu-Ulm


Who We Are is the first part in a three-year exhibition survey dedicated to vernacular photography, the broad category of everyday images we are most familiar with and those that define our lives. The variety of material and creative forms of vernacular photography are seemingly infinite. Some of the general categories included in this exhibition are family photography and snapshots, photo albums and displays, ethnographic and scientific photography, mug shots and identification photographs. What unites these photographs is not an aesthetic or a style but a function, they are utilitarian and purposeful.