Photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” at Hitachi Civic Center

© Herlinde Koelbl

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?

This photo exhibition features portraits of Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad.

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

April 27 to July 15, 2024

Hitachi Civic Center
Organizer(s): Hitachi Citizens’ Science and Culture Foundation / Support: DWIH Tokyo

Place: Hitachi Civic Center (1-21-1 Saiwaicho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki) (Google Maps)

Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)

Closing day: Closed on the last Monday of every month, year-end and New Year holidays, and other temporary closures.

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