For the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2020, the German Consulate General had planned a photo exhibition with photographs by Life Magazine photographer Leonard McCombe. Unfortunately, due to the Pandemic, we could not realize this project as planned. We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to finally present this exhibition together with his son Clark McCombe, who is taking care of his father’s work.
Especially as horrible images of the war and refugees in Ukraine haunt us again, McCombe’s work leaves us with an indelible impression of the misery caused by military conflict, bound to bring a profound sense of empathy to the viewer, from a variety of perspectives.
Leonard McCombe was a photo-journalist who traveled from America to Europe in 1944. He accompanied the Allies and documented the misery and suffering of war in France, Germany, and Poland between 1944 and 1945. His photographic documentation represents a highly significant testimony of European history. The original images by Leonard McCombe were published among others in the internationally acclaimed Life Magazine. A large number of the images in the exhibit, however, will be exhibited in the public for the first time.
Location and time:
The exhibition is open to the public through August 15 during regular business hours.
German Consulate General New York
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon entry, a face mask has to be worn at all times.