Bought Bruce Gilden’s Fashion Magazine yesterday which in fact is a collection of 7 magazines, each 40cm high and 30cm wide. Entitled Power, Fame, Addictions, Body, Fantasmes, Exclusive and Illicit. The big format fits perfectly to those powerful pictures. There’s a multimedia presentation on Magnum In Motion with Bruce talking about the project. Awesome.
“People say street photography is somehow old-fashioned and cliched, but, if that’s the case, so is portraiture or sports photography; you might even say so is photography itself. Sure, we’re recording the everyday world in much the same way that street photographers have always done, but times change and things move on, and street photography is a record of that at ground level. That is why it is so important to resist calls for it to be banned or controlled.”
Robert Lebeck is one of West Germany’s grandmasters of photojournalism who started his carreer when Elvis Presley was a US soldier based in Germany – there’s a very interesting interview on the Radio Bremen website (German).
The Pool Gallery in Berlin represents visual artists and some well known photographers from Germany such as Andreas Mühe and Ostkreuz founders Harald Hauswald, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler. Tonight it’s the opening of an exhibition entitled Things Fall Apart that deals with the idea of loss and deterioration of social and political structures in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Amy Stein and features works of seven contemporary American female photographers: Juliana Beasley, Lisa Kereszi, Stacy Mehrfar, Justine Reyes, Robin Schwartz, Amy Stein and Zoe Strauss. Doors open at 6pm here.
I don’t know anything about Parisisan photographer Alain Delorme, but this series is just awesome.
Berlin Treptow 2010
Berlin 120° is an extraordinary exhibiton of Frank Silberbach at unterwegs Galerie, Torstraße, Berlin. Frank Silberbach uses a panorama camera for his b/w street photography in Berlin. All images were taken in the last few years and have a lot of little details in them to discover. This man should definitely make a book out of it! Some images online + details about the exhibition here.
Some interesting openings I’m going to visit tonight…
Michael Wolf, Tokio Compression Book Release at 25books
Graduation exhibition of Ostkreuz School of Photography at c/o Berlin
“It’s impossible to be a photographer and not make social remarks. Impossible. That which you know spills over into your photographs.”
– Fred Herzog / more quotes here –
Another street photography highlight of this year’s European Month of Photograhy is opening tonight at c/o Berlin. Fred Herzog is one of the very early color street photographers who began to shoot in color in the early 50s. Check his photographs on the Equinow Gallery’s website.
There are some interesting street photography exhibitions at this year’s European Month of Photography in Berlin. Rudi Meisel is featured with two solo shows: London as it was, 1967-1973 will open later that month, the other exhibition entitled Life in cities with photographs from the last 10 years will open tonight at loftgalerie für Fotografie, 7pm.