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Gallery: ‘Colour Photography before the Great War’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau

30 July 2014

Before the outbreak of the First World War, the French banker Albert Kahn commissioned a series of colour photographs and films from around the world. Martin-Gropius-Bau presents a selection of these remarkable images, which sought to promote understanding between different nations and cultures at a time when the world was heading inexorably towards conflict.

Albert Kahn, Les Archives de la planète Stéphane Passet

‘The World c. 1914: Colour Photography Before the Great War’ is at Martin-Gropius-Bau from 1 August–2 November.