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30 Apr 2009

Ka-Man Tse – How to Build Small Boats

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Ka-Man Tse

“Food and labour have always been integral to my life. The sounds of a restaurant, the heat, the rush, the swing of the doors, the rising smells of meals cooking, the sheer movement of woks and pans, food and mouths, all of it is not a din to me. Rather, it is part of my skeleton, built into me and what I stand on. These photographs were made in mom-and-pop-owned Chinese restaurants in New York State.” – Ka-Man Tse

Ka-Man Tse, born in Kowloon / Hong Kong, is a graduate of Bard College with a BA in Photography. She divides her time between Brooklyn and New Haven, where she is pursuing her MFA at Yale School of Art.

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29 Apr 2009

Andreas Herzau – Stuecke_NSK

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Andreas Herzau - Stuecke_NSK

Beside other stuff Andreas Herzau’s new website presents his multimedia slideshow “Stücke_NSK” with images from his stay in Novosibirsk.

“In 2008, with a stipendium from the Goethe Institute, I spent 4 weeks in Novosibirsk shooting pictures for an exhibition. I also recorded street sounds and conducted interviews. For the street sounds, I concentrated on what I considered to be the “typical” sounds of Novosibirsk.” – Andreas Herzau

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28 Apr 2009

Trinidad Carrillo – Braiding

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Trinidad Carrillo

“Braiding is an ongoing project that started 1997. Braiding alludes to how realities, people, things, places and time intertwine. It’s no more documentary-like than a diary in which one tells of ones day with a poem or a song. That’s how I see the pictures: like poetry or songs from reality.” – Trinidad Carrillo

Trinidad Carrillo, born 1975, studied photography at the Goteborg University. She lives and works between Sweden and Peru.

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27 Apr 2009

Ahorn Magazine #2

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Ahorn Magazine #2

The second edition of the “Ahorn Magazine”, edited by Daniel Augschoell and Anya Jasbar, presents once more a nice bunch of photography:

- Photography from Ben Alper and Nicola Kast
- An Interview with Andrea Diefenbach
- Magdalena Fischer’s book “Things Unnecessary”

and many more.

=> www.ahornmagazine.com

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24 Apr 2009

Moving Out – Party @ Schaden.com

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Humrich

Ralph Humrich ‘Hippopotamus’, France 2008


On Saturday the 25th of April the well-known photo book store schaden.com opens the doors for the last time at the old address (Burgmauer 10). At the beginning of May they move to a new shop at Albertusstr. 4 in Cologne.

To celebrate this change they have invited photographer Ralph Humrich to show some of his recent work, the exhibition will open Saturday at 4 pm. From 6 pm DJ Sesner / soulsender.de will perform a nice set.

On this last day every book in the shop will be offered at a 50 % discount to all present customers.

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24 Apr 2009

Friday Quote: Jean Cocteau

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A true photographer is as rare as a true poet or a true painter.

Jean Cocteau, 1889 -1963

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23 Apr 2009

Project Talk: Bernd Arnold – Power and Ritual

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In his cycle of work “Macht und Ritual” (Power and Ritual) the Cologne based photographer Bernd Arnold examines the rites of power from Catholic Church to politics.

Bernd Arnold, born 1961 in Cologne, studied Photography and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund. Since 1998 he is a member of the photo-agency VISUM. Bernd Arnold lives and works in Cologne.

Peter F. (PF): Bernd, the first Part of the Cycle “Power and Ritual” shows photos from the Night Life and the Half World Environment in Cologne. Compared with later work from the cycle, these photos are more open and friendly. Why is it like that?

Bernd Arnold (BA): Well, honestly I have never seen that. Perhaps the friendlier and opener effect comes from the people in the environment. That is their role as powerful people to exercise their power more directly. In other words, cause and effect are immediately comprehensible. A misdoing in the environment, similar to, for example, in crosswalks it is justified to cross immediately in “a nice and proper manner”. The hierarchy is clearly set and transparent for the members of the group.

This seen throughout religion, politics, economy and the media in completely different ways. In these areas the networking of the rituals and power is unclear. Incidentally, there shouldn’t be a final plea for the direct exercise of power. I am there rather in the search of structure. The protagonists in Half World Environment are not easily recognizable, since they were also part of the “General” nightlife. Maybe the pictures are more open because I was closer to the subjects. In the politics or religion photos this closeness was manufactured but it was more difficult. Nevertheless I found myself in the observers role.

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22 Apr 2009

FotoFilm: Bernd and Hilla Becher

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Bernd und Hilla Becher

In context of “FotoFilm – movies about photography” the documentary about the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher“Die Fotografen Bernd und Hilla Becher” is shown today in the Savoy Düsseldorf at 8 pm.

Was: Der Film “Die Fotografen Bernd und Hilla Becher”
Wann: Mi. 22.04.09 um 20 Uhr
Wo: Atelier im Savoy-Theater, Graf- Adolf- Str. 47, Düsseldorf
Eintritt: 7,50 EUR / ermäßigt 5,50 EUR

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21 Apr 2009

DFA Meeting 2009

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DFA 2009

The Roma Journeys, Fotografien: Joakim Eskilden, Texte: Cia Rinne

From 24th April until 26th April 2009 the annual convention of the DFA (German Photographic Academy) takes place in Leinfelden-Echterdingen.

This year Joakim Eskildsen and Cia Rinne will be awarded with the David Octavius Hill medal and the Leinfelden-Echterdingen Art Award. An exhibition of their project “The Roma Journeys” will be on disoplay in the Filderhalle in Leinfelden.

The complete exhibition and conference program is available here. Amongst others there will be slide shows presented by Olaf Otto Becker, Thekla Ehling and Frederic Lezmi.

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