A flea market find in the 1970s led to the creation of a unique collection of now 500,000 photographs. Today Ruth and Peter Herzog are among the most important photo collectors worldwide. The holdings of the collection date from the early days of the technique invented in 1839 and extend into the 1970s.
A comprehensive portrait of the photo collection is now being shown in Switzerland for the first time. With 400 objects, the exhibition presents its highly individual order and the new view of the history of photography articulated in it.