Estate Print: The Swiss Worker. 1943. – Magnum Photos

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The Swiss Worker, photographed at the steelworks of Winterthur, 1943.

Accompanying the images at the time, and reflecting on the iconic imagery of man and machine creaed by Werner Bischof, Swiss writer and journalist Arnold Kübler writes, "We are deeply affected, whether we are involved or not. We live in these times and in this world and must adapt ourselves as the world in turn changes us, must commit freely or under coercion to these transformations and reconfigurations in order to remain alive and empowered. The war bares the true countenance of the technical age in all its harshness and cruelty. It was the technical age that created the fourth class, the industrial workers, as well as that economic order called capitalism. For a century the world has struggled under a restructuring of social life made necessary by the age of the machine" - The Editorial, May 1943

Swiss photographer, Werner Bischof, gained international recognition following his reportage of the devastation caused by the Second World War. He was the first photographer to join Magnum’s four founding members in 1949 but died in a tragic car accident just 5 years later.

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The Swiss Worker, photographed at the steelworks of Winterthur, 1943.

Accompanying the images at the time, and reflecting on the iconic imagery of man and machine creaed by Werner Bischof, Swiss writer and journalist Arnold Kübler writes, "We are deeply affected, whether we are involved or not. We live in these times and in this world and must adapt ourselves as the world in turn changes us, must commit freely or under coercion to these transformations and reconfigurations in order to remain alive and empowered. The war bares the true countenance of the technical age in all its harshness and cruelty. It was the technical age that created the fourth class, the industrial workers, as well as that economic order called capitalism. For a century the world has struggled under a restructuring of social life made necessary by the age of the machine" - The Editorial, May 1943

Swiss photographer, Werner Bischof, gained international recognition following his reportage of the devastation caused by the Second World War. He was the first photographer to join Magnum’s four founding members in 1949 but died in a tragic car accident just 5 years later.

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Simone Klein
simone.klein@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.