°CLAIR Gallery is delighted to announce the presentation of the photography series “Our Daily Bread” by Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann. This project has been initiated by UNICEF Switzerland, in collaboration with the Landesmuseum Zurich and °CLAIR Gallery.
A young child helping pull a pram full of bread, a man lying exhausted on a bed, a field worker cleaning his hands on a soiled towel: what lies behind the battle for our daily bread? What different ways do people employ to earn a living so they can feed themselves? The magnificent photographs in the series “Our Daily Bread” show planting, harvesting and bread baking techniques in the US, in Israel, France and in other countries. They highlight the importance of bread as a staple food and of the act of breadwinning and explore the meaning of these in different cultures, both today and in the past.