Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On Duty: Arnold Odermatt

On Duty: Arnold Odermatt at Amador Gallery. "...Originally a baker, Odermatt joined the police force in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden in 1948 at age 23. Never trained as an artist, he served as the official police photographer for more than 40 years, retiring with the rank of First Lieutenant Head of Traffic Police and Deputy to Commander of the Nidwalden Police. His images were discovered by the curator Harald Szeeman, who featured Odermatt’s photographs in the 49th Venice Biennale. In 2002, the Art Institute of Chicago curator James Rondeau mounted a solo exhibition of his work."


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