Back in the GDR . On assignment

January 2015 . Berlin

I was happy to travel in the GDR I've never knew. In last november and december I was assigned from Zeit Online to make a pictures series during the film making of the german TV series "Weissensee", directed by Friedemann Fromm, about the time around the historic Fall of the berliner Wall. Set production director Frank Godt won already several prices for the decor reconstitution of the GDR coulisses

My work was to produce pictures which give the viewer the first impression to be in the GDR again, and after a second look, to discover a detail which makes understand, that the pictures are made today...

Zeit Online shows now my pictures series on:

Thank you!

Exhibition . Stalin Allee vs Karl-Marx Allee

December 2014 . January 2015 . Berlin

In the series “Stalinallee vs. Karl-Marx Allee” I present street photography in Berlin: old people, young parents and partygoers surrounded by the monumental architectural landscape of the 4.5 km boulevard that was once created as one of the GDR’s flagship building projects. Zeit Online gave me free rein to the series and presented the pictures in the form of a multimedia production

You can see the complete series here :-)

Now Christian Reister presents some of the pictures in his exhibition place FENSTER61 ("WINDOW61"). Thank you!

17.12.2014 - 13.01.2015

Torstrasse 61
10119 Berlin

René Burri

October 2014 . René Burri

He was photographer at Magnum Photos and a friend of my prof Arno Fischer. I met him the first tim with Arno 10 years ago. Few month later he was in Berlin again for his exhibition at c/o Berlin, where I made this portrait in front of his famous picture of Ernesto Guevara Che. Since then we met in Perpignan and Paris and Berlin again. A great photographer passed away. His photographs are now in the Foundation René Burri in the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland

Exhibition . GAMDA, Egyptian women

October 2014 . Berlin and Paris

After Festival OFF in Arles, the group exhibition ÜBERGANG (transition) goes to Berlin and Paris!

I would be very happy to welcome you at the 2 openings in Berlin and Paris:

I will show the first portraits of my new project GAMDA, Egyptian Women (work in progress)

ÜBERGANG (Transition) in Festival Monat der Fotografie OFF BERLIN
Opening and Projections on October 25th 2014 at 7pm
Exhibition october 25th - november 13th 2014
Galerie Café Nest
Görlitzer Str. 52, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

ÜBERGANG (Transition) in Festival Mois de la Photographie OFF PARIS
Opening and Projections on October 31th 2014 at 7pm
Exhibition october 31th - november 13th 2014
Espace des Arts sans frontières
44, rue Bouret, 75019 Paris, métro Jaurès

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup and 13 photographers have dealt with the question of transition. The whole project is supported by ARTE and The German-French Youth Office. Catalogue designed by Andreas B. Krueger from the collective

Artist Talk . Cairo

September 2014 . Cairo

I am very pleased to have been invited by the Goethe Institute Cairo
in cooperation with the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)

to present my work in an artist talk
on next monday 29th. september at 7pm
at the Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat Street
4th floorDowntown Cairo 11638

I will show my two photofilms "Just like a Woman, New York City" and "Words are flying away. The exiled Memory", and show as well some pictures of my ongoing new project "Gamda. Egyptian women"

I would be very happy to see you there again!

Exhibition . GAMDA, egyptian women

July 2014 . Arles
I am very pleased to invite you to the group exhibition ÜBERGANG (transition) in Arles

My new project called GAMDA, Egyptian Women will be exhibited (work in progress) during the opening week of photography festival Voies Off in Arles

ÜBERGANG (Transition)
July 7th to July 13th 2014, from 11am to 8pm
Opening on July 9th 2014 at 6pm
Galerie Atelier
22 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles, France

The exhibition is organised by ParisBerlin>fotogroup and 13 photographers have dealt with the question of transition. The whole project is supported by ARTE and The German-French Youth Office. A catalogue will be released, designed by Andreas B. Krueger from the collective

I can't be there, but please enjoy!

Photo . Egyptian Women

Mai 2014 . Cairo

I'm working on my new project Gamda: by flying to Egypt a second time this year, i made portraits of egyptian women combined with interviews and a reportage.

Egypt is going through a severe political crisis during the last months and lot of people is fighting for demand of equality and against the violation of human rights and especially women's rights. By my work, I want to approach egyptian women from different social environments, whose position in the society is depending on religion, education and the socioeconomic situation, in light of the question: what does it mean to be a woman in Egypt today? Therefor the german foundation VG Bild Kunst supports me with a scholarship.
To be continued...

A Gamda in arabic is a good and strong woman, both physical and mental.

Book . Just like a Woman

April 2014 . The publishing house Nimbus, Kunst und Bücher is releasing a catalogue of my pictures from the exhibition "Just like a woman" (see below).
In this regard I would like to give many thanks again to Franziska Schmidt, who wrote all the texts and especially to Bernhard Echte, the publisher and editor of the catalogue. I never thought it would be able to make such a work in such a short time - most notably, that actually it is rather a book than a catalogue including more pictures than shown in the exhibition!
Kindly supported by the Bureau des arts platiques of French Institut Berlin and french Ministery for Culture and Communication.

Just like a Woman
New York City
112 pages
ISBN 978-3-907142-39-4

Exhibition . Just like a woman

April 2014 . Berlin
I'm pleased to invite you to the opening of my new exhibition "Just like a woman" about New York City on
april the 10th, 7pm
in the Gallery of the Tempelhof Museum which belongs to Haus am Kleistpark.
The artist Rachel Kohn from Frauenmuseum recommended me to Barbara Esch Marowski from Haus am Kleistpark. Lots of thanks to both of them! I am pleased and very grateful that expert in photography and great friend Franziska Schmidt from the auctions house Villa Grisebach is going to deliver the opening speech. She helped me so much by curating and selecting the pictures.

"Just like a woman" shows portraits of women and classic street photography, with the repetitive theme of reflections in multiple layers.
Also the photofilm "Just like a woman" 5min35, produced 2013 and projected at the Foundation Cartier in Paris, will be shown.

Galerie im Tempelhof Museum, Alt-Mariendorf 43, 12107 Berlin
11.04.2014 - 15.06.2014, free admission


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