Photos - Fotos: Werner Bischof - No Alla guerra - No to war - No a la guerra

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Werner Bischof
FRANCE. Lorraine region. Village of Saint Dié. 1945



Werner Bischof was born in Zurich in 1916. From 1932 to 1936 he studied photography at Zurich's School for Arts and Crafts, before opening a photography and advertising studio. Bischof became the first photographer to join the original Magnum founders in 1949 


Werner Bischof
GERMANY. Berlin. Tiergarten.
Collecting firewood. In the background- the Reichstag (City Hall). 1946


Werner Bischof
GERMANY. Region of Baden-Württemberg.
Town of Freiburg im Breisgau. A man walks through the destroyed city looking for food. 1945


Werner Bischof
ITALY. Region of Trentino Alto Adige. Town of Merano.
Italians survivors of German concentration camps. 1946


Werner Bischof
JAPAN. Tokyo. Asakusa district.
A former soldier, wounded during the Second World War, begging in the streets. Many wounded soldiers were forced into poverty after the war, since the government did not allow them any pension. 1951


Werner Bischof
NETHERLANDS. Limburg province. Maastricht.
Playing criss cross. 1945


JAPAN. Town of Okinawa. US Air Force maintenance unit.
After the Second World War, which ended in the Pacific with the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was placed under the control of the USA, guided by General McArthur. Political, economic, and social reforms were introduced, to ensure peace, democracy and stability. 1951


SOUTH KOREA. Island of Koje Do.
A camp for North Korean prisoners of war. Laundry hanging on the barbed wire. Between 1950 and 1953 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) fought against the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The United Nations, with the United States as the principal participant, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and the People's Republic of China came to North Korea's aid. The armistice divided Korea into a Northern and a Southern part, along the 38th parallel. 1952.


SOUTH KOREA. Koje Do island. Camp fot North Korean prisoners of war.
The youngest member. Between 1950 and 1953 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) fought against the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The United Nations, with the United States as the principal participant, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and the People's Republic of China came to North Korea's aid. The armistice divided Korea into a Northern and a Southern part, along the 38th parallel. 1952.


SOUTH KOREA. Island of Koje Do. U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners.
A political re-adaption course for North Korean prisoners of war. Between 1950 and 1953 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) fought against the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The United Nations, with the United States as the principal participant, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and the People's Republic of China came to North Korea's aid. The armistice divided Korea into a Northern and a Southern part, along the 38th parallel. 1952


SOUTH KOREA. Island of Koje Do. 1952. Internment camp for North Korean prisoners of war.
The prisoners perform a square dance in front of a large Statue of Liberty. Between 1950 and 1953 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) fought against the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The United Nations, with the United States as the principal participant, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and the People's Republic of China came to North Korea's aid. The armistice divided Korea into a Northern and a Southern part, along the 38th parallel.


ITALY. Latium region. Village of Montecassino.
The last book left of the Medieval Abbey of Montecassino. Montecassino was the sight of one of the main battles fought by the Allies against the Germans in Italy (1944). The town was severly damaged, and the Medieval Abbey of Monte Cassino, which housed one of the main libraries from the Middle Ages, was completely destroyed during an air raid. 1946.


SOUTH KOREA. Koje Do island. U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners.
North Korean prisoners waiting for medical treatment. Between 1950 and 1953 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) fought against the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The United Nations, with the United States as the principal participant, joined the war on the side of the South Koreans, and the People's Republic of China came to North Korea's aid. The armistice divided Korea into a Northern and a Southern part, along the 38th parallel. 1952.


INDOCHINA. Gian Coc. 
Women praying for their men at war. 
Between 1945 and 1954 the French, who before the war had established a protectorate in Indochina, fought against the Vietnamese Nationalists, led by Ho Chi MINH, who reclaimed independance. The first Indochina War ended in the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu on May 7, 1954, after which Vietnam was divided between a Northern part (led by Ho Chi MINH) and a Southern part (led by the French). 1952.


ITALY. Latium region. Village of Montecassino.
Montecassino was the sight of one of the main battles fought by the Allies against the Germans in Italy (1944). The town was severly damaged, and the Medieval Abbey of Monte Cassino, which housed one of the main libraries from the Middle Ages, was completely destroyed during an air raid. August 1946.


SWITZERLAND. Town of St. Margrethen.
Border between Switzerland and Germany (what is today Austria). A few days before the end of the war (May 7th), former prisoners of German internment camps, Prisoners of War, and forced labour workers try to cross the border and enter Switzerland. May 3rd, 1945


ITALY.
Writing on the wall: "No alla guerra" ("No to war"). Italy was heavily affected by the Second World War: cities and infrastructure were largely reduced to rubble, and large portions of the population suffered from hunger and the loss of their homes. 1946.


INDOCHINA. Gian Coc. French soldiers.
Between 1945 and 1954 the French, who before the war had established a protectorate in Indochina, fought against the Vietnamese Nationalists, led by Ho Chi MINH, who reclaimed independance. The first Indochina War ended in the Vietnamese victory at Dien Bien Phu on May 7, 1954, after which Vietnam was divided between a Northern part (led by Ho Chi MINH) and and a Southern part (led by the French). 1952.


Werner Bischof POLAND. Warsaw. 1948


Werner Bischof SOUTH KOREA. Kaesong. 1952.
 International Press photographers covering the Korean War


Werner Bischof SWITZERLAND. Zurich.
Tin soldiers. 1941


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