Opening of “American Photography” Exhibit

Chargé d’affaires Mario Mesquita
Mario Mesquita and Albertina director Klaus Albrecht Schröder

On the occasion of the opening of the “American Photography” exhibition at the Albertina Museum on August 23, 2021, Chargé d’affaires Mario Mesquita delivered welcome remarks.

Former U.S. Ambassador Trevor Traina

The exhibition features American photographs post-1945 till the present. The focus is less on portraits and more on everyday motifs that had previously been considered unworthy of portrayal. Some photographers show American society through the dynamics of big cities while others – in a contrasting approach – took road trips to capture societal developments. The vast exhibit also contains loans from the collection of former U.S. Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina, who was also present at the opening. The exhibition runs until November 28th, 2021.