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Nico Baumgarten | How the other half lives

The talented Nico Baumgarten is currently running a crowdfunding-campaign to cover a part of the production costs for his new book. Until the 9th of March you can support the project on indiegogo!
How the other half lives” will be self-published in an edition of 1.000 and will be released in April 2015.

There are beautiful rewards, such as some of Nico’s previously self-published, hand-bound books (of which only few copies remain), postcards & stickers, screen-printed Anarchist-cat T-shirts – and of course, signed copies of the new book itself!

We already got a chance to have a look at the dummy, and we are very fond of this book.
Check it out and please consider supporting this project! Continue Reading →

Kristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Father’s Estate, “The Mountain of the House of the Lord”Kristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, 15 Minutes Until the Banquet Bell Is RungKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Love Child with Father and Mother DivineKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Mr. Victory and Mr. MahaskaKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Blue Guest RoomKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Costume Jewelry for the BanquetKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Miss LifeKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, Margritha After the StormKristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture, The Perfect Picture

Kristin Bedford | The Perfect Picture

Father Divine, known to his followers as God, once had tens of thousands of devotees in 1930s Harlem. To the outside world Father Divine died in 1965, but for his followers he “lay his body down” and is still with them as he always has been. Now in their seventies, eighties, and nineties, eighteen of the remaining celibate followers live with Mother Divine at Father’s estate outside of Philadelphia. In 2013, I spent five weeks living with and photographing this community. Continue Reading →

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Diane Vincent | OBEN

It’s thirty-six degrees. A dry desert sun burns the roof.
From up here the vast empty ground seems endless.
The heat and the wind touch my skin.
I open a door,
the background noise of the city fades away.
With my eyes closed I see an ocean of weightless light rays –
dancing, floating…
I trust my body.
I’m here.

For several years I climbed numerous rooftops to make pictures, over and over again. For a long time I didn’t know exactly why; I simply felt attached to these strange, unknown and obscure places. I explored my city from a different angle and I photographed architectural situations up there being fascinated by the vastness and expanse as well as its limitation by moments of blocked sights. Eventually I realized that I had compiled a personal map – an imaginary walk in another dimension.
— Diane Vincent Continue Reading →

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Werner Amann – Surf Fiction

SURF FICTION is Werner Amann‘s unpublished work from 1997. It engages with social reality and image bound-culture in Los Angeles and other urban centers in the U.S. Beyond a mere documentary or created approach, SURF FICTION interlinks photography with collages, typography, video stills, abrupt breaks and double page spreads – switching with each page turn from one plot to another. The work plays with projections of a myth that regenerates itself from day to day, producing an image of Los Angeles and at the same time a visual reflection on modern reality. Continue Reading →

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Bubble & Scrape | Vernissage

Thanks so much to all of you who joined us for yesterday’s opening of „Bubble & Scrape“! We hope you had a great time as well! We’re a bit exhausted now, but very happy with the outcome.

A huge thanks to the artists Ed Alcock, Jenny Fitz and Tom Griggs for participating with their beautiful work, to our friend Lars for all his support, to the lovely Rachel and Barry Burns from Das Gift for the great atmosphere & for making this exhibition possible in their art space Continue Reading →

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Polixeni Papapetrou | Lost Psyche

Opening: Wednesday 29 October 6-8pm
Exhibition: 29 October to 29 November 2014
Stills Gallery Sydney, Australia

Press release by Stills Gallery:
In Lost Psyche, Polixeni Papapetrou portrays emblematic figures that have come to the end of their tradition, their rationale, their place in the world. These intriguing and charismatic characters—the poet, the tourist, the immigrant, among others—bring to life antique Victorian paper masks. Yet, despite being cast beyond our immediate reality, their costumes harking back to earlier times, their settings to fantastical places, these archetypal figures live on in the cultural imagination. Continue Reading →

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Galerie Franzkowiak | ÜBERGANG. ERINNERUNG

Die Galerie Franzkowiak präsentiert anlässlich des 1. Monats der Fotografie OFF in Berlin die Gruppenausstellung ÜBERGANG. ERINNERUNG.

Eine Zusammenstellung, die sich mit dem Thema des Übergangs beziehungsweise mit dem der Erinnerung beschäftigt. Ein Übergang beinhaltet oft – gerade am Anfang – das Erinnern an das Vorherige. Der örtliche Übergang, der Wechsel von einem Ort zum anderen, insbesondere der von einem bekannten zu einem fremden Ort, intensiviert das Erinnern. Später erinnert man sich anders an die fremden Orte als an die gewohnten, ebenso wie der Wandel persönlicher Umstände sich auf eine ganz eigene Weise ins Bewusstsein gräbt. Continue Reading →

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Simon Rimaz | Unusual View of Unknown Subjects

Unusual View of Unknown Subjects, 2013

This series is a body of work based on press photographs that have been collected in various newspaper archives in the United States. All images that are published in the press are regularly gathered in these archives where they are marked, numbered and indexed by date or key words. The prints are full of peripheral elements that explain their existence and legitimacy.

From amongst all these marks, I have focused on the indications showing how the image was to be cropped for publication. These “stigmata” are proof of the use of the image and of its transformation. They take the shape of visual (sometimes textual) dialogues between the protagonists who have handled it. Parallel stories in themselves, these annotations are also indications of “that-which-has-been”, a notion that is so fundamental in the history of the photographic medium. Continue Reading →

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Aglu Books: Qian Yongning | Status

The people in Qian’s Status inhabit a strange, almost dream-like existence. We catch fleeting glimpses of them as they move through the photograph – their Status unknown. Qian’s dream sequences reveal moments of quietness and reflection of lives lived.

Qian Yongning is a Chinese photographer based in Shanghai. He has exhibited widely across China and work features in collections across Europe, China and USA. Alongside his photography interests, Qian also lectures at Shanghai University. Continue Reading →