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50 times 50: photo exhibition "Halbzeit“ features 50 locals aged 50

Hamburg fair ground open the doors to art. Exhibition halls converted into 24 hours gallery

“50 years of life: for me, this is a turning point, a moment to pause, to look around, and to study one’s own face shaped by the years“, says Michael Korte. The Hamburg photographer walked the streets of his hometown, his camera in his hands, and took shots of people he encountered. They all share his age. All were born half a century ago. And life had 50 years to shape their face. Under the title “Half Term“(Halbzeit), these shots are now on display until 6 December at the Hamburg fair grounds.

Hamburg’s longest gallery

“We immediately loved the idea of 50 portraits of locals aged 50, and are happy to show the exhibition “Half Term“ in our halls”, said Dr. Ulla Kopp, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC). “The exhibition halls thus become an innovative gallery in public space.” Due to the unique architectural design of the halls, the pictures can be presented in a row. This allows to present the artistically appealing images to a wider audience and reach maximum attention through their prominent placement.

Art around the clock

Until early December, the exhibition halls will thus be Hamburgs longest gallery, and the only one open 24 hours. Last but not least, the photo exhibition confirms the versatility of Hamburg’s new exhibition halls. The halls are far more than building, HMC proudly states in its press release.


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