I have started a new blog with my friend and colleague Pepper who is a photographer, art agent and journalist based in Berlin. Obst and Muse is in German and contains interviews with all kinds of people who have something to do with photography. Photographers, curators, photo students, critics, whatever. Let’s see how things develop. Check out the first posts here.
Had a page in Wiener Zeitung last sunday. Thank you, Willy Puchner!
New inside of the window: hannah goldstein’s very personal work “Good-bye Sweden” at Fenster61.
This week is the last week of the “Berlin Photography 2″ exhibition at Carpentier Galerie. Stop by if you haven’t seen it yet!
Losts and lots of interesting guests in the current shedule of tête.
A good place to spend evenings with drinks and talks about photography located in Berlin’s Schönhauser Allee 161A.
On display at Fenster61 – and also on the stairs: extracts of Alexander Janetzko’s beautiful new book “Sugar & Zint”. Take a look here and order the book here.
Just a quick reminder:
An american journey (in Robert Frank’s footsteps) – what a lovely DVD – 1 hour film, a bonus DVD, a beautifully designed cover, a carnet, and: a map of the USA to follow the route. Sehnsucht Amerika! Derzeit ganz billig bei Zweitausendeins.
Here’s a nice short documentation about a true master and author of the fabulous book “American Sports, 1970, or, How We Spent the War in Vietnam” – Tod Papageorge.
Ben De Biel’s photographs from the early 90s are part of the wonderful book Berlin Wonderland published by bobsairport. A few of them are now on display at Fenster61 – most of them were taken in the neighbourhood.
The new exhibition at Fenster61, Torstr. 61, Berlin, is by Christian Demarco: Mein Deutsch ist ein bisschen schlecht. In the window and online.
Carpentier Galerie is launching its series of Berlin Photography exhibitions this may. I’m happy that my series ALEX is part of the second exhibition. In total 32 photographers will be presented within 8 exhibitions during 1 year. Some old friends and fellows amog them are Holger Biermann, Marga van den Meydenberg, Frank Silberbach, Thorsten Kirchhoff, Frank Schirrmeister and others. I’m very much looking forward to a wide overview on today’s Street and City Photography of Berlin!
A very personal Cops and Robbers story from an East Berliner childhood is on display at Fenster61 at the moment. Katja Haustein’s series can also been seen online.
“an image a day keeps the doctor away” was the title of my first photoblog somewhen around 2001/2002. I’m trying do do something like this on tumblr now. Enjoy.
Personal space is like a protective shield that allows people to explore and express their personalities. People must be able to individualize spaces to make them their own. “17 m2 – Waiting for Home” is a series of permanent records of the temporary, of what is probably the highest possible degree of individualization within standardized and homogenized spaces. These works depict provisional arrangements in homes for asylum seekers, arrangements that for many of these people continue to be provisional and temporary for several months, and for most of them for years. Personal effects, photographs and other items provide glimpses into the countries of origin and the cultures of those living in these homes and inject some individuality into these otherwise stark and sterile spaces.
- press text for Silke Schwarz’ exhibition “17qm – Warten auf Heimat” at Fenster61.