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/)
Starting January 5th a series of minimalistic street photographs titles "All You Need Is Less" will be on display in Café Salento in Augsburg (Frauentorstraße 12).
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.
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
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.
After touring Italy for more than a year, the small version of the exhibition "VIA! - Straßenfotografie von Hamburg bis Palermo" is coming to Germany for the first time. The results from the German-Italian street photography project will be shown at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Amburgo (Hansastrasse 6) in Hamburg from May 5th until September 8th. The exhibition opening will take place on May 5th at 7pm in the presence of Hamburg-based "Via!"-photographer Siegfried Hansen.
It has been to an ancient palazzo in Venice, in a castle in La Spezia, in a deconsecrated chapel in Livorno and at Goethe Institute in Florence. Time to move the “travelling version” of the exhibition “Via! – Fotografia di strada di Amburgo a Palermo” to Savona!
On Oct. 22nd at 5pm "Via!" will open its doors in an old tower called Torre del Brandale (Campanassa) and stay there until November 5th. Open from 10:30am to 12 and from 4pm to 7pm.
Thursday Aug. 25th was the opening night of The Street Collective's current exhibition in Borås/Sweden followed by a photowalk in Gothenburg two days later. The show in Abecita Konstmuseum has 100 big size prints on display. It will be open for public until end of November 2016. There's a video clip about the exhibition in general and the participating photographers, which can be seen here.