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Limmat Verlag
Theo Frey

240 pages
30 cm x 24 cm
ISBN: 978-3-85791-553-6

Theo Frey (1908-1997) is often used in the same breath as the classics of Swiss photojournalism – called – Hans Staub, Gotthard Schuh, Paul Senn. His oeuvre is less known than the works of this first, somewhat older generation of photojournalists. This is partly because it was insufficiently developed to date and accessible. On the other hand, it probably depends also with Frey’s unpretentious style along: his carefully constructed, factual reports held live less volatile and dramatic snapshots as the sharp eye for the inconspicuous – for everyday life that characterizes the people. Theo Frey brings to his photographs, community involvement, and a deep sympathy for the lives of the young people expressed. With a strictly documentary approach him succeed throughout their careers, always memorable images, now occupy a permanent place in the visual memory of Switzerland.