Vernissage: Do, 5.10.2017 um 19 Uhr in Anwesenheit beteiligter Fotografen.
Öffnungszeiten: 5.10. – 19.11.2017 / Lichthof & Bar / täglich 10 – 22 Uhr. Eintritt frei.
“Ein Tag in Berlin” will be the biggest group exhibition ever at the renown Fotogalerie Friedrichshain. I am very happy that two of my photos have been selected for the show.
In summer of 1987, the city of Berlin celebrated its 750th anniversary. Given the strategical importance during the Cold War, the anniversary quickly became a race between East and West Berlin about which side could impress more with its festivities. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, the first gallery for photography in the GDR, hosted the group exhibition One Day in Berlin. Among the 17 photographers that portrayed East Berlin were Sibylle Bergemann and Harald Hauswald. Visitors lined up until Warschauer Bridge to see the show. The Fall of the Wall only two years later marks the beginning of a rapid development in the reunited German capital.
What kind of stories do you find on the streets of Berlin 30 years later? Where do the changes become most visible? The Fotogalerie asked these questions in an open call for entries entitled One Day in Berlin – 30 years later. Out of more than 2000 photographs, the jury selected the images and series that reflect the many faces of the city, its development and most pressing issues of recent years. With 50 participating photographers, it is the biggest group exhibition ever at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.
The presented images show developments along the former border strip of the Wall, conflicts about the last occupied houses in Rigaer Strasse, the new freedom on Tempelhofer Feld, economic growth versus social tensions, debates on refugees and migration, gentrification and unique snapshots of everyday life in Berlin.
An exhibition catalogue will be presented in the course of the exhibition.
Duration of the exhibition: 4th August – 22nd September 2017
Opening: Thursday, 3rd August, 7 pm
Welcome: Clara Herrmann (District Councillor for Culture, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)
Panel discussion with Berlin photographers: Thursday, 7th September, 7 pm
Finissage: Friday, 22nd September, 7 pm
In January 2016 the final results of the yearlong journey have been shown in Museo di Roma in Traste- vere, in Rome. Since then, a smaller version of “Via!” has been travelling Italy with stops in Palermo, Venice, La Spezia, Livorno, La Spezia, Florence, Savona and Bologna.
Starting this July (opening on the 14th) the full exhibition of “Via!” will be shown in Germany for the first time, as a part of „Observations 2017”, a week-long international street photography festival organized by “Observe Collective”. The festival will take place in Iserlohn, a city in the Northwest of Germany, and will have a diverse programme, including various exhibitions from collectives like “Observe”, “Full Frontal Flash” or “EyeGoBananas” and workshops plus a juried street pho- tography contest with the theme “Down by the river”.
Exhibition: „Via!“ – Street photography from Hamburg to Palermo (July 14th – Aug. 20th)
Venue: Städtische Galerie Iserlohn, Iserlohn/Germany
Opening: July 14th 2017 at 7pm
Die UN-Konvention über die Rechte des Kindes von 1989 gilt als ein Meilenstein. Erstmals sind Kinderrechte umfassend in einem internationalen Vertragswerk mit weltweitem Geltungsanspruch verankert. Welche Herausforderungen und Handlungsperspektiven ergeben sich daraus? Wo müssen Menschenrechte und damit auch Kinderrechte stärker berücksichtigt und verankert werden, um Kinder wirkungsvoll zu schützen, zu fördern und zu beteiligen? Dieser interdisziplinär angelegte Sammelband enthält Beiträge zu Kindergesundheit, Kinderschutz, Kinderrechte und Schule, Demokratieförderung u. v. m.
‘”Via!” – Fotografia di strada da Amburgo a Palermo’ is a photography exhibition that is taking place at the Museo di Roma in the Trastevere district of Rome until the 30th April 2016. ‘Via’ is the Italian word for both ‘go’ and ‘street’ – using a play on words – while the rest of the exhibition’s title can be translated as ‘Street photography from Hamburg to Palermo’.
The exhibition is the result of a photographic project that was started in 2014 by the Goethe Institut. Throughout one year, ten photographers, five in Germany and five in Italy, photographed public places in their cities according to the regulations of street photography. You will visit the streets of Augsburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Iserlohn, Bologna, Naples, Rome, Palermo and Treviso; spontaneous moments of everyday life that can also often be extraordinary, humorous, touching and even confusing at times.
The exhibition is the result of a photographic project started in 2014 by the Goethe-Institut. Ten photographers, five in Germany and five in Italy, in a year they photographed their cities according to the canons of street photography.
Created and defined by the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank and Alex Webb, this kind of spontaneity lives of the fleeting moment. Its situational character is a result of the deliberate decision to actively influence the shooting situation, eliminating, therefore, the timing, the perspective and the image cut.
The images on display were taken from Hamburg to Palermo, through Berlin, Naples, Augusta, Treviso, Bologna and many other German and Italian cities. From the perspectives of ten photographers it was born a collection of pictures of spontaneous moments of everyday life. Some photos, abstract from where they were taken, they possess a universal expressive power. In others, the architectural details, the light or the attitude of the depicted people leave clues on location shooting. Full of humor, scurrilous, touching, enigmatic or confusing, photographs disclose the significant geographical, social and cultural rights of the individual regions.
The team of photographers to “Go!” Is made in Germany, by the editor Fabian Schreyer (“The Street Collective”) of Augsburg, by the member of “Public-In” Siegfried Hansen Hamburg, the Berlin photographer Guido Steenkamp, by Marga van den Meydenberg, Dutch photographer in Berlin, as well as by the member of “Observe” Michael “Monty” May Iserlohn. Italy is represented by Umberto Verdoliva (“Street Photographers”, “spontaneous”) of Treviso, Mary Cimetta di Bologna and Stefano Mirabella Rome (both “spontaneous”) as well as Michael Liberti (“EyeGoBananas Collective”) of Naples and Palermo Giorgio Scalici.
Thanks to everyone who has visited the Vienna exhibition so far. Approx. 250 to 300 people visited the opening night and the first regular opening days last weekend. In the context of the Seconds2Real group show ORF and viennarama published nice interviews, the Austrian Seconds2Real members were even invited to do a live radio interview on Superfly radio. We have some photographs from the opening at Anzenberger Gallery on Facebook. The exhibition is running until April, 13th.
All updated information about the upcoming Seconds2Real group show at MEINBLAU Kunsthaus in Berlin.
In the exhibition “fascination street” the photographic collective Seconds2Real shows contemporary street photography focusing on Germany and Austria. Opposed to the traditional strongholds of street photography like Paris, London or New York they are drawing attention to Berlin, Munich or Vienna. The long history of street photography is continued by the Seconds2Real photographers today with a contemporary view on public life.
Participating photographers are Andreas Stelter (Minden), Christian Reister (Berlin), Elisabeth Schuh (Vienna), Guido Steenkamp (Berlin), Kay von Aspern (Vienna), Mario Cuic (Munic), Natlaie Opocensky (Vienna), Siegfried Hansen (Hamburg) and Thorsten Strasas (Berlin).
Public Opening: Friday, Oct 14th, 7pm
Running time and opening hours
October 15th, 2011 – October 30th, 2011
Thursday and Friday, 4 pm – 7 pm Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm – 7 pm
Gallery Tour & Talk
Saturday, October 15th, 2011, 4 pm – 7 pm Sunday
with Andreas Stelter, Mario Cuic, Siegfried Hansen, Guido Steenkamp and Christian Reister
October 16th, 2011, 2 pm – 5 pm
with Kay von Aspern, Elisabeth Schuh, Thorsten Strasas and Natalie Opocensky
Christinenstraße 18/19, Haus 5 (Pfefferberggelände),
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The exhibition is kindly supported by Stiftung Pfefferwerk.
Want more information? Check this interview with Kay von Aspern on sonic blog about Seconds2Real and the exhibition in Berlin. There’s a weekly interview series with members of Seconds2Real in celebration of the forthcoming exhibition in Berlin on ST84 Photo blog.
In the exhibition “From Distant Streets,” curator and photographer Richard Bram has gathered together the work of 29 photographers working around the globe in a multitude of styles but with one common thread: their photographs are of unposed, unrehearsed Reality.
Street Photography is thus Non-Fiction. It is not photojournalism per se, which is about recording events. Its concerns are much smaller but equally important, the little-noticed nuanced moments of everyday life. It is seeking the unusual in the everyday: As photographer, film-maker and blogger Nick Turpin puts it, “Good Street Photographs show you something you still would not have seen had you been there.”
Today cameras are everywhere and in everything. The camera in the average mobile phone has a higher resolution than the best digital cameras of ten years ago. Millions of images are recorded every hour in every part of the world. A large proportion of these are recordings of happenings in the streets, yet very few are what could be called Street Photographs. To rise above this mass of images, to create something special and to do it more than once is a fierce challenge, one that the photographers assembled at Galerie Hertz for the Louisville Photography Biennial have managed to do, and to do regularly.
The photographers are:
Blake Andrews, Eugene, OR
Anahita Avalos, Villahermosa, Mexico/France
Richard Bram, New York City
Maciej Dakowicz, Poland/Cardiff, Wales
Melanie Einzig, New York City
Adrian Fisk, UK/New Delhi
David Gibson, London
Siegfried Hansen, Hamburg, Germany
Nils Jorgensen, London/Cumbria, UK
Kate Kirkwood, Cumbria, UK
Felix Lupa, Tel Aviv, Israel
George Kelly, Portland, OR
Jesse Marlow, Melbourne, Australia
Stephen McLaren, London
Jan Meissner, New York City
Andy Morley-Hall, London/Wellington, New Zealand
Johanna Neurath, London
Kramer O’Neill, New York City
Mike Peters, New York City
Orville Robertson, New York City
Paul Russell, Weymouth, UK
Otto Snoek, Rotterdam, Netherlands
David Solomons, London
Guido Steenkamp, Berlin
Ying Tang, Shanghai/Cologne, Germany
Nick Turpin, London/Artemare, France
Kay von Aspern, Vienna
Dougie Wallace, Glasgow
Amani Willett, New York City
Guido Steenkamp’s photographs are created spontaneously, in fleeting, unique moments. They neither uncover causal connections, nor are they intended to explain anything. Rather, Guido Steenkamp looks for the extraordinary in everyday situations – a gesture, a mere shadow perhaps, or a peculiar example of how people react in their surroundings.
The photographs make their effect through their aesthetic form, their symbolic significance and the sometimes cynical, sometimes ironic observations in public spaces. The result is a series of unstaged photographs documenting little surrealistic moments in the ordinary everyday life in the streets of Berlin, caught on film over the past few years.