Last Saturday I had the pleasure of getting invited as a talk guest to the live broadcast of "Stadtwerke", a German radio program by Bayern 2 "Zündfunk" (host: Achim Bogdahn), which features local artists in diffrent Bavarian cities. Listen.
Starting November 18th 2019 I will show a series of street photographs from Morocco at Anna Café in Augsburg. The exhibition, which results from 3 trips to Morocco between 2011 and 2018, will launch on Nov. 18th at 7pm with a Vernissage open to the public and will run until Jan. 31st 2020. Screenshot: a3kultur.
Just recently Italian photographer, author and teacher Sara Munari published her new book "Street Photography - Attenzione! Può creare dipendenza" (248 pages). It digs into the history of the genre, but also features important contemporary authors both from Italian and abroad and I'm happy to be involved too. Currently the (e-)book can be purchased for a special presale discout price on her website.
On October 19th & 20th 2019 Street Photography Italy (SPI) and FIAF collaborate for the exhibition the "Street Photography Italy Exhibition Florence" and I'll be one of the contributing photographers. The event will take place in ZAP - Zona Aromatica Protetta. It features workshops, photowalks and an exhibition with 40 photographs from the international street photography scene.
Some of my photographs are currently exhibited in the curated part of the group show "Mein Kiez", which ist part of the 1st edition of German Street Photography Festival that takes place from June 21st to June 23rd in Goldbekhaus in Hamburg. In the picture: Siegfried Hansen.
I‘m delighted to be featured as an "INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DIGITAL" during this year‘s edition of The Kolkata International Photo Festival / KIPF in India. A series of my photographs will be on display on huge screens in various venues of the festival - f. e. the Emami Art - Kolkata Centre for Creativity.
"Kolkata, with her rich history of art, culture, politics and persona has been a photographer’s Mecca not for decades, but two whole centuries. Myriads of lensmen around the world have been drawn to this city for its heady mix of tradition and expression.
With that in mind, Kolkata is all set to house the largest repertoire of works from the heart of Europe to the end of Africa at the Kolkata International Photography Festival 2019 to celebrate the entire photographic community in its whole – the amateurs, the enthusiasts, the professionals, the critiques - to represent photography as an art form.
For the first time ever, under the aegis of Maya Arts studio, this 7 day festival shall bear witness to the works of the world's greatest masters –some never-seen-before photographs celebrating Kolkata and its craft of visual storytelling.
Starting February 28th, 2019, KIPF looks forward to being a first of its kind and intends to give the veterans their due and serve as a networking ground for both national and international talent. See you there!" (https://www.kipf.in/)
Recently I've been interviewed about my photographic journey by Kai Behrmann for his interview podcast on photography named "Gate 7". The German full length audio file (about 90 min.) is available on his website.
Today one of my Oktoberfest shots has been featured in the column "Unten ohne" of the German weekly newspaper "Der Freitag". They asked their readers a few days ago to come up with the perfect headline for this photograph. The winning headline was: "Hähnchen hoch oder ich schieße!".
Recently I've been interviewed by Andreas Pacek for his German guidebook on street photography called "Streetfotografie - Der Atem der Straße" (256 pages), which has been released on June 25th 2018 by FRANZIS Verlag.
"SCHWARZWEISS - Das Magazin für Fotografie" featured a 5 page spread on The Street Collective - including an interview with myself - in their current issue 124 (June/July 2018). Copies can be ordered here.
Street Sans Frontieres is coming up in Paris this weekend and some of my photographs will be featured in the exhibition as part of our guest appearence with The Street Collective. Street Sans Frontières is focused not only on classic street photography, but it aims to give a wider view of what happens in the streets of the world, a glimpse on human condition in the urban environment. The opening at "Espace des arts sans frontières" will be on Friday, May 18th, at 6pm. Entrance is free.
On August 24th Rheinwerk Verlag published the book "Streetfotografie - made in Germany". I'm among the authors of the guidebook - together with Mario Cuic, Siegfried Hansen, Torsten Köster, Marco Larousse, Christopher Reuter, Max Slobodda, Nicole Struppert, Kay von Aspern and Martin U Waltz - and contributed 15 double spreads. The book gives insight into the workflow of ten German street photographers. It shows their work plus background stories to each photograph and offer tipps & tricks on how to deal with certain situations in the streets.
314 pages, more than 150 illustrations Printed on 135 g photo-paper PDF-preview here It can be ordered here
In mid-April 2018 I'll be involved in the first edition of "Italian Street Photography Festival", an event dedicated to street photography, which will take place in Rome/Italy. Besides being part of the jury of the international singles and series competitions, we'll be presenting the results of "oktoberfesta", a German-Italian street photography group project, realized in cooperation with Goethe-Institute Rome during Oktoberfest 2016. More information on Facebook.
I created a limited edition (25) of fanfold leporellos in handmade cardboard slipcases with a cover print. Each set includes two 10x15cm leporellos, which contain the series “animal. minimal.” and “For what it’s worth” (24 photographs in total). Price: 12 € plus postage. Get in touch for more infos.
On Thursday, Oct. 5th, the exhibition "Via! - Street photography from Hamburg to Palermo" opened in Munich. The 82 pictures will be shown in the Cantina and bar of the cultural centre Pasinger Fabrik until November 19th. "Via!" is a German-Italian longterm photography project in cooperation with Goethe-Institute Rome, which involves 5 street photographers from both countries that documented every life in their home region for one year.
48 Stunden, 6 Fotografen, 1 Mission: Im Rahmen von „oktoberfesta“ nehmen sechs Straßenfotografen das sogenannte „Italiener-Wochenende“ zum Anlass für die Bestandsaufnahme einer Stadt im Ausnahmezustand. Beteiligte an der in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut Rom entstandenen deutsch-italienischen Koproduktion, deren Verlauf vom 16. September bis 1. Oktober auf dem Instagram-Kanal des Goethe-Instituts Italien mitverfolgt werden kann, sind neben Kurator/Fotograf Fabian Schreyer die italienischen Straßenfotografen Giacomo Vesprini (Florenz), Matteo Sigolo (Venedig), Davide Albani (Mailand), Lorenzo Lessi (Cecina) and Riccardo Cattaneo (Mailand). „oktoberfesta“ dokumentiert 48 Stunden lang mit den Mitteln der Straßenfotografie den ebenso ungewöhnlichen wie gewöhnlichen Wiesn-Wahnsinn.
I'm among the 10 selected open-call-winners for the project "StreetProjections", which is carried out by PhotoWerkBerlin - in collaboration with EyeEm and KommunaleGalerieberlin: "The project StreetProjections presents different realities from around the world displayed by night through projections on the sidewalk of the Kurfürstendamm.
The best-submitted works, selected by an international jury will be projected in the very heart of Berlin, in the central boulevard of Kurfürstendamm during night time.
Duration of the exhibition: September 9th–Oktober 8th, 2017" 10 of my photographs will be showcased on the sidewalk for one months.
Starting July 14th the big version of the "Via!"-exhibition is on display in Iserlohn/Germany as part of "Observations 2017", a festival dedicated to street photography and organized by Observe Collective. The exhibition is shown in "Städtische Galerie" Iserlohn until August 20th. Further information.
Seit dem 14. Juli ist die große Version der in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe Institut Rom konzipierten Ausstellung "Via! - Straßenfotografie von Hamburg bis Palermo" als Teil des Straßenfotografie-Festivals "Observations" in der Städtischen Galerie Iserlohn zu sehen (bis 20. August).
My series “animal. minimal.” made it in the final round of the contest at StreetFoto San Francisco. First-round judges David Gibson, Jesse Marlow, Aaron Berger, Gaciela Magnoni and Maciej Dakowicz voted for it in the category “Best street photography series” and it got exhibited in Harvey Milk Photo Center.