GREENWICH, Conn. – Even if you’re staying home this summer, you can explore the world through the lens of photographer Theodore Nierenberg at Greenwich's Bruce Museum starting this Saturday.
"Theodore Nierenberg: Photographs from His World Travels" will showcase about 25 portraits of indigenous peoples from around the world.
Nierenberg (1923 to 2009) was a prominent industrial designer and photographer. An engineer by training, Nierenberg – along with his wife, Martha — founded Dansk International Designs in 1954, a business best known for tableware and housewares of a distinctive Scandinavian modern style.
After directing the company for more than 30 years, the Nierenbergs sold it in 1985, allowing Ted to concentrate on his many hobbies, which included gardening, photography and traveling.
“Traveling had always been an important part of our lives,” said Martha Nierenberg in a press release. “First, it was more about business since Dansk designs were manufactured in different parts of the world according to their raw materials. Later, it was purely about exploring remote parts of different continents. I would drive, and Ted would shoot roll after roll of film.”
Having studied with many well-known photographers, including photojournalist Ernst Haas, Nierenberg became an accomplished photographer, according to a press release. Throughout the years, he amassed a vast body of work, focusing mainly on two subjects -- his garden estate and portraits of indigenous peoples taken during his extensive travels around the world.
"Theodore Nierenberg: Photographs from His World Travels" will be on display from Aug. 1 through Nov. 29 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive. For more information, visit the museum's website .
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