New arrivals at the Anzenberger Gallery BookshopIn a series of black and white images of the German landscape made between 1987 and 1997, Michael Schmidt has forged a new pictorial language to deconstruct the world he observes. Concerned with light and form, Schmidt’s images contain a wealth of silver tones, a spectrum of rich greys which evolve from light to dark in mystical, imperceptible gradients. But the black and white filter is also a tool that allows Schmidt to neutralise the world, impeding the subjective perception of his viewer. It is through his editorial process, a process of montage, that Schmidt constructs an interior dialect, fashioning a self-contained world within the linear sequence of the book.
by Olaf Unverzart
Text: Tom Dauer, Sophia Greiff
Pictures: 90 colour illustrations
« America, America » at the Anzenberger GalleryIn his documentary projects Higley and Haboob Andrew Phelps shows the rise and fall of his hometown Higley. Once surrounded by farmland, the town was increasingly influenced by the rapid growth of the nearby metropolis Phoenix. The boom was followed by degradation due to the consequences of the real estate and financial crisis and severe sandstorms, called “Haboobs”. Bruce Wrighton took his photographs mainly in Binghampton, New York and in some neighboring towns. Documenting his surroundings with a large format camera, he created street views, views of interiors and apartments, bars and diners and notably portraits. His photographs appear like a homage to everyday life. Brandon Thibodeaux’ black and white photographs show life in the Mississippi Delta. His focus is on five mainly African American commu...
Sight Seeing - Places and Perspectives of Interest - Berlin
From 10 - 24 June 2011, seven international landscape photographers will be presenting the project SIGHT-_SEEING at the Epicentro art at Karl-Marx-Allee 82-84 in Berlin, Germany. Michael Danner, Dominik Gigler, Monika Höfler, Verena Kathrein, Jörg Koopmann, Andrew Phelps and Matthias Ziegler show an unusually unvarnished view of the Tyrol region that goes beyond the conventional aesthetic of advertising.
«Tourists would wean themselves from viewing the world like an advertising poster if they could muster enough impartiality to open their eyes.» Kurt Tucholsky
The Austrian region of Tyrol is now breaking new photographic ground. In summer 2010, the curator selected seven photographers who have worked in both artistic and applied contexts and possess years of experience in travel photograp...