December 2013 . Berlin
I was happy to make a portrait of the owner of the Hotel Bogota Joachim Rissmann in his office before the move: since three generations the family Rissmann managed the Hotel. Because of rent rising, the Hotel is now definitely closing down its doors on the 18th of December. The Hotel Bogota had an extraordinary history beginning 1911 during Berlins Jazz Age. The photographer Helmut Newton learned his trade at a studio on the fifth floor during the 1930’s, starting as an assistant for the famous German fashion photographer Yva. During the years of the second world war the Nazis turned it into their Third Reich Chamber of Culture headquarters, but in 1945 the Chamber of Artist was founded there and the first Art Exhibition after war took place there. Over the years the Hotel Bogota saw film stars, rock stars and tourists soaking there just next to the Berlin's premier shopping street Kurfürstendamm
December 2013 . Berlin
November 2013 . Berlin
The photographer Barbara Klemm worked for over 40 years for the FAZ and traveled all over the world. She has now a huge retrospective at the Martin Gropius Bau until next march in Berlin. I was happy to spend some hours with her through her pictures few days before the exhibition opened
November 2013 . As my picture is one of the 50 best pictures of the Alfred Fried Fotopreis 2013, organised by the Photographische Gesellschaft Austria together with Editions Lammerhuber, it has been shown in the exhibition at the photography fair Photo+Adventure in Wien on 16th and 17th November
November 2013 . I'm pleased to invite you to the premiere of my photofilm:
Wednesday 6th. november 2013
Bar Babette, Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin
Beginning 8 pm
First screening 8.30 pm
Second screening 9.30 pm
The photofilm will be shown in Paris in the group exhibition:
October 2013 . Zeit Online is presenting a big [multimedia dossier about the former Stalin Allee, by now Karl-Marx Allee, built between 1949 and 1969 in east Berlin as one of the biggest prestige architecture project of the GDR
I was happy to be assigned by Zeit Online to make a series of pictures, street photography and portraits, along this huge avenue of 4,5 km long, beginning at Alexander Platz
The result is now online on www.zeit.de
I am happy to be able to have supported
the Hotel Bogota
with the sale of my picture
Der Fuchs . Nightworkers
Nr/Edition: 1/ 10+2AP
Fine Art Digitalprint Baryt
Juli 2013 . Arles
I'm pleased to invite you to the oppening of a group exhibition in the off photo-festival of Arles.
Vernissage 3rd of Juli, 6pm
Galerie Atelier, 22 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles
I will show my last multimedia photo essay
"Words are flying away: the exiled memory" (12 minutes)
Soon after Andrée moved to live in a residency for elderly people, the doctors realized she had Alzheimer's disease.
I accompanied her in her daily life during five years, to make the portrait of an elderly person suffering from Alzheimer, a sad disease that becomes a metaphor for the aging: Andrée's memories were wiped away prematurely, and by the same the history of her family. My Family.
A chapter in a family vanishes while the historical memories of the last Pieds-Noirs from Algeria disappear.
April 2013 . The Foundation Cartier invited my sister Marie Losier to make a show evening about her work (unshowed pieces of her new films, performance, music..)
I am part of the invited guests! I will show my new photographie multimedia essay on New York "Just like a woman".
I would be very happy, if you want to come and discover her work and mine.
Nomadic Nights . April 29th . 8pm
"Marie Losier déménage": After 20 years in New York, the effervescent filmmaker Marie Losier is returning to Europe and is unpacking her crates at the Fondation Cartier, where she presents first-time screenings of dailies, in the company of her artist-friends from eccentric worlds.
With : Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fravega, Julien Langendorff, Amélie Losier, Peaches, Joana Preiss and live from New York : Jonathan Caouette and Tony Conrad.
261, Boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris, France
February 2013 . Berlin
A few years ago I made a portrait of the turkish sociologist, feminist and author Pinar Selek on assignment for the german newspaper taz.
Pinar Selek is now living in France writing her doctoral thesis and she has just been sentenced for life by the Istanbul High Criminal Court. The charge is for "terrorism", in spite of her work, which is engaged on the rights of vulnerable communities in Turkey.
Now that she is generating a lot of public and media interest, my picture of her, once published on www.taz.de, is getting a lot of attention as well and has been copied in a lot of newspapers and blogs in Germany, France, Switzerland and of course in Turkey. Not always in the interest of Pinar Selek, the taz or myself. And seldom with permission...
See exemples of the different websites below.