The photographic early works of cult film director Stanley Kubrick are on show in the Bank Austria Kunstforum.

The picture of an old newspaper salesman sadly looking on the newspapers announcing president Roosevelt’s death („F.D.R. dead“), taken on the way to school, was the first picture with which Kubrick was employed as a photographer by Look magazine in 1945, at the age of 16.

The picture was not a snapshot though, but rather meticulously rehearsed, staged and composed – as a film director would do. The conception of his photographs already point towards the later cinematographic work of one of the most important film directors of the 20th century, as demonstrated by curator Lisa Ortner-Kreil on the basis of numerous works by Kubrick as photographer.

An exhibition portrait by CastYourArt. | | Text written by Cem Angeli

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