A Café Restaurant Exhibition

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Manzini, Berlin

The Café Restaurant Manzini at Luwigkirchstraße 11 in Berlin Wilmersdorf is a nice place for decent coffee and fine dining. Now it is even a little bit nicer because they have some of my photographs on the wall. Thanks to Manfred Carpentier from Carpentier Galerie for arranging this!

Parlez vous francais?

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I’m going to visit France by the end of the week to attend the Arles Photofestival, Nice and maybe some other places. I’m going to be part of a group exhibition in the voies-off programme in Arles. The photos are portraits from 2010 that I haven’t shown anywhere before.

Photo: Christian Reister

Untitled (from „Deutsche Portraits“)
Christian Reister, 2010

„It’s desire that feeds our soul, not fulfillment“
– Arthur Schnitzler

The photos show visitors of the Country Music Fair in Berlin, the biggest of it’s kind outside the United States.

Organized by ParisBerlin>fotogroup there is also a catalogue in the making.

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Reister & Von Aspern in Vienna

See you in Vienna!

Wien + Berlin at BURJUAR

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Berlin / Wien book + exhibition

After opening the exhibition „Reister & Von Aspern: Berlin + Wien“ at BURJUAR, Berlin, with some busloads of nice audience last friday it is now open until March 23ed. Then the pictures will be sent to Vienna for the second exhibition at Eigensinnig Schauraum für Mode und Fotografie. Meanwhile the book is ready for order online. Today I’m going to carry 24 books to the post office. The book is limited to 100 copies only, so this is a forth of the whole edition. Huuuu…

More Infos:

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All about the book

Exhibition at BURJUAR, Berlin

Exhibition at Eigensinnig, Vienna

Reister & Von Aspern at BURJUAR

The posters look awesome

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…und my friend Katrin Ströbel wrote a nice text for the exhibition.

Reister at KLEISTER

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Kleister Nord - Berlin, dein Gesicht hat Sommersprossen

It’s going to be a wild photographic mixture at Gleimtunnel this weekend. I’m going to participate at the KLEISTER NORD one-day exhibition next Saturday along with Christine Bachmann, Frank Bartsch, Eva Brunner, Lia Darjes, Christoph David Drange, Torben Geeck, April Gertler, Hannah Goldstein, Jan von Holleben, Philipp Jester, Katja Klemm, Sebastian Laraia, Mareike Lauken, Soliman Lawrence, Christian Lewandrowski, Henrik Malmström, Jan Michalko, Florian Oellers, Yvi Philipp, Corinna Sauer, Julia Schiller, Anne Schwalbe, Andre Simonow, Parker Tilghman, Dagmar Tränkle, Nadja Ritter, Gilles Roudière, Stefanie Rumpler, Constanze Vielgosz, Frido Welti and Jan Zappner.
More infos on tumblr. Finissage at Kugelbahn Wedding from 8pm til late.

The venue: Gleimtunnel between Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding
The venue: Gleimtunnel between Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding

I’m going to show some new work from my project with the working title NACHT which I am still working on. I’m nosey how it will work…


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There’ll be a nice 1 day open air photo exhibition in Kreuzberg tomorrow. Check out KLEISTER here.

Photo Openings tonight

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There are some nice openings in Berlin tonight. Al least I’ll pop in at argus fotokunst gallery that is showing „Faszination New York“, an exhibition with classic photographs of Will McBride, René Burri, Arno Fisher etc. Also promising: Thekla Ehling at Robert Murat’s showroom.

Fascination Street goes Vienna

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Seconds2Real exhibition in Vienna

Seconds2Real’s exhibition „Fascination Street“ will have its next stop in Vienna. As it is my first exhibition in Austria, I am going to show parts of my series and book ALEX from 2008-2010. All details here.

Gundula Schulze Eldowy: The early Years

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Gundula Schulze Eldowy’s exhibition Die Frühen Jahre / The early Years at c/o Berlin is opening tonight at 7pm. There’ll be several series shown from her latest books Berlin in einer Hundenacht and Der große und der kleine Schritt. Read reviews in German here and here.

Update: review on Spiegel Online.

Opening tonight: group show „Schau“

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This year’s Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie und Gestaltung graduates are presenting their work in a an exhibition called „Schau“ that will open tonight at 7pm. Check www.schau2011.de for location details and opening hours. The website provides a promising preview on the works that will be shown. Among them – hurray! – our dear fellow Thomas Lobenwein with his new series Floria and Fjodor.

Opening tonight: The Wasp and the Jar

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My neunplus colleague Mirjam Siefert is exhibiting parts of her long time project Heaven Is Under Construction together with the painter Gabor A. Nagy at an exhibition titled „The Wasp and the Jar“ at GHYCZY Galerie, Knaackstraße 96, Berlin. Opening tonight at 7pm.

Within Shadows by Susan Burnstine

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‚Within Shadows‘ by Susan Burnstine is the first exhibition of the American photographer in Berlin. Susan Burnstine works with homemade film cameras to get a very blurred and unfocsed styles which suits perfectly to her dream-like photographs. Burnstine usually sets her black and white pictures up but the result is still supposed to be a matter of some „magical“ chance. Along with the exhibition comes her frist book with the same title.

There’s a slideshow of ‚Within Shadows‘ and and interview about her work on Youtube. Susan Burnstine is also running an interesting blog called underexposed with interviews and thoughts photography.

The exhibition in Berlin is hosted at Galerie Hiltawsky until December 23th.


Join the Fascination Street Finissage

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Four more opening days, then the Fascination Street exhibition in Berlin will be closed. This Sunday at 7pm we’ll be having a public finissage. Everybody’s invited to come along (again) and have a drink with us. Siegfried Hansen, Thorsten Strasas, Guido Steenkamp, me, and maybe some more exhibiting photographers will be present. Eventpage on facebook.

Fascination Street - Street Photography exhibition in Berlin

Btw: meanwhile my ALEX book was sold out at the gallery. They now have more copies – and it’s still possible to order it online – signed or unsigned.

Pictures of an exhibition

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Seconds2Real launched an album of pictures from the Fascination Street vernissage and the first 2 days over on facebook.

The opening of Seconds2Real’s first group show last friday was a stunning and funny night with lots of good conversations + very different people. I was happy to see a lot of old friends as well as a lot of people whom I didn’t know but who knew me. The exhibiton is open until October 30th.

Fascination Street opening this Friday

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Kickstart for the weekend – join the opening party of Seconds2Real’s group exhibition Fascination Street this Friday, 14th, from 7pm til late. Nine members of Seconds2Real – including me – are showing about 100 prints at MEINBLAU Kunsthaus in Berlin. There are Gallery Talks and Tours on the weekend also. Check Seconds2Real’s website for all details.

Fascination Street Countdown

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There’s a weekly interview series with members of Seconds2Real street photography collective in celebration of the forthcoming exhibition in Berlin on Sara T’Rula’s blog. The following interviews have been published so far: Elisabeth Schuh, Thorsten Strasas, Andreas Stelter, Mario Cuic and – today – me. Check all interviews here.

Family affairs

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Opening this Thursday at 7pm at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain: the group show Familienbande presenting seven photographers, among them Klaus Münzner and Fred Hüning from neunplus, all dealing with the subject Family.

Different photographers – other side of the world – related topic – beautiful slideshow: Check the Crazy Little Fuckers by the internation photography collective stange.rs.

Taken by storm

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The British design group Hipgnosis designed countless iconic album covers for bands like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Alan Parsons Project, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, T. Rex etc. Most of the artwork bases on photographic groundwork. Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson were the main heads behind Hipgnosis and pioneers in innovative dark room techniques like cut&paste, double exposures, montages etc.

Tonight at 7pm is the opening of the exhibition „Hipgnosis + Storm“ at Pavlov’s Dog. The gallery is a tiny place so I really wonder how they will manage it to show both – classic + new work. Next Sunday the movie Taken By Storm will be shown at Babylon cinema. Watch the trailer here.

Polish Perspectives

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In my opinion the „Polish Perspectives“, a group show by un-posed members, was a real highlight of this year’s London Street Photography Festival. It presented work from the streets of London by three Polish photographers who have lived and worked in the city in several decades. There’s a video on youtube about it.

Road Atlas

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The DZ Bank Kunstsammlung is running a huge Street Photography exhibition called „Road Atlas“ which is wandering through several German cities. It is currently at Rüsselsheim and will be shown also in Cottbus, Erfurt and Frankfurt during 2012 and 2013. Next to some photographers like Stefanie Schneider or Gregory Crewson whose work I would definitely not consider as Street Photography there is a very broad range of styles and artists like Nobuyoshi Araki, René Burri, Arno Fischer, Helen Levitt,  Pieter Hugo, Arnold Odermatt, Will McBride, Stephen Shore, Barbara Klemm, Andreas Rost etc.

Radio feature on hr-online.de (German)
Website of DZ Bank Kunstsammlung (German)

They also made a fine hardcover catalogue in German and English that contains 166 photographs from the last 70 years taken by 26 photographers.

DS Allen at FENSTER61

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Currently at FENSTER61: The Londoner DS Allen with six photographs from his recent black/white series Night Shift. It’s his second exhibition at FENSTER61 after Berlin – Grenze which was shown in 2006.

Fascination Street

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FASCINATION STREET - Street Photography exhibition in Berlin

Notes Of Berlin at FENSTER61

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Notes Of Berlin at FENSTER61

Joab Nist is running a blog called Notes Of Berlin. Everybody can submit pictures of curious notes found in Berlin – slips of paper sticked on lamp poles, in entrance halls, public bill-boards etc. The project was started about ten month ago and became quites famous. Currenty there’s a selection of the Notes Of Berlin on exhibit at FENSTER61. It’s the only exhibition at FENSTER61 that is more about reading than about watching photographs I guess.

Seconds2Real exhibition in Liverpool

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Seconds2Real, Street Photography Collective from Austria and Germany, are exhibiting work at Bold Street Coffee, Liverpool, from today until 13th July, 2011. For any reason I don’t know, there is still no information on the Look11 Liverpool Photography Festival website about it but at least there is a blog post by Sara T’Rula who kindly organized the exhibition for us. She will also be running an interview series with all Seconds2Real photographers in the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned on ST84PHOTO blog.

Update: Look11 website is updated.

Next round for Thomas‘ wrestlers

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My dear friend Thomas Lobenwein who once when he was young ran this blog with me is having another exhibition in Berlin showing his Wrestlers series. See you at the opening at KOOKArt this Thursday!

Pavlov’s Dog Opening tonight

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The former photo gallery Berg19 in Berlin-Mitte is now run by six photographers – one of them is my neunplus fellow Mirjam Siefert – under the new name Pavlov’s Dog. The first opening is tonight at 8 pm. Daniel Josefsohn is showing his installation Lieber Gott Vergiebe Mir.

Andreas Rost at FENSTER61

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My friend and mentor Andreas Rost’s series Fahrer Perspektiven [Driver Perspectives] is on exhition at FENSTER61 until Feb. 21th. During the last year he has spent a lot of time next to the drivers of busses, trams, subways and local trains in Berlin. The result is an extensive collection of rough black and white photographs showing the driver’s perspectives on the city. Check www.fenster61.de for details and and extract from the series.

Susanne Wehr at FENSTER61

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Currently at FENSTER61: Susanne Wehr’s Kennzeichen B from the artist’s vast archive of private slides volks-bild.com

Street Photography Now Opening

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Kickstart for the weekend: tomorrow at Contributed in Berlin: Opening of the Street Photography Now exhibition and book presentation. See you!

If you don’t know the book yet check this.

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