Photo exhibition "Fascination of Science"

Who are the people behind the greatest discoveries of our time? And how would they summarise the essence of their research – in a sketch, formula, or a few words on the palm of their hand?

From October 18-23, the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown in Japan for the first time. It features portraits of 38 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad.

Admission to the exhibition is free, registration is not required. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00-18:00 at the German Culture Centre / OAG House (7-5-56, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052). Information is available in Japanese, English and German.

During the exhibition, a panel discussion on “Diversity in Science” will be held on October 19 (Wed), with the photographer participating (please register by October 15 for on-site participation, and by October 18 for online participation!).

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most famous German photographic artists. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions. She has received many awards, including the Dr. Erich Salomon Award and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. More than a dozen photo books bear witness to Herlinde Koelbl’s great work, including “Angela Merkel Portraits 1991 – 2021”, “Fascination of Science”, “The German Living Room”, “Strong Women” and “Jewish Portraits”. Her biggest project to date is the long-term study “Spuren der Macht” (Traces of Power), in which she photographed and interviewed personalities from politics and economics from 1991 until 1998.

Event Information

October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM to October 23, 2022, 6:00 PM

German Cultural Centre / OAG House (7-5-56, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052)
Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo, OAG (German East Asiatic Society)

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