Special photo exhibition “Seasons” of the Naturfototreff Eschmar at the Museum Koenig

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Pictures of the exhibition “Seasons”


Museum Koenig presents the exhibition “Seasons” in Bonn from January 20 to August 21, 2022. About 70 photographs allow visitors to take a pictorial yearly journey through the potpourri of nature’s changes throughout the year. The exhibition of the 18 photographers of the Naturfototreff Eschmar takes place during the usual opening hours. There is no separate entrance fee.

“The fantastic images complement our permanent exhibitions wonderfully. With these images, we hope to awaken and deepen the love of nature in our visitors,” Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof, Director of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Museum Koenig in Bonn, is pleased about the special exhibition by photographers from the region. “Now at the beginning of the year, we offer visitors the opportunity to view spring, summer, fall and winter pictorially at the same time. In this way, we’re making another appearance to draw attention to how worthy our biodiversity is of protection.”

“Before we take pictures for a new project, we think about which exhibition theme also fits into the Museum Koenig. That’s how we came up with the idea of looking at and showing nature in the changing seasons. In small groups or alone, we learned about the fascinating progression of nature through the seasons and shared our experiences. For the exhibition, each and every one of us followed his or her photographic-creative point of view and let nature inspire us, explains Uwe Wuller from Naturfototreff Eschmar the idea behind the content of the exhibition.

Thoughts on the exhibition by Belinda Giesen-Druse, member of the Naturfototreff Eschmar:

“The seasons inspire in music, in literature, in painting and us in photography. In our latitudes we experience four seasons in the course of the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season has its own colors, moods of light, weather phenomena, sounds and scents.

All four seasons have in common to awaken certain emotions in each of us:

The tender green of awakening nature in spring, joined by colorful blossom after blossom, together luring the abundant wildlife from their winter quarters. The exuberant abundance in summer, in which plants exude sweetness in rich colors full of luminosity, is crowned by a balmy evening with its golden-warm light. A foggy-cool morning in autumn, which slowly reveals the magnificent play of colors of the foliage, announces that forest and meadow will soon become monochrome and quiet. Winter, which comes along wet and stormy or bone-chillingly cold with ice and snow, lets nature come to rest and completes its change in the course of the year.

Exhibition location: 2nd upper floor

The 17th ESCHMARER NATURE PHOTO DAYS will take place at Museum Koenig on March 26 and 27 with live lectures and the possibility to visit the exhibitions.



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