Olaf Martens - Blockschokolade DDR 1979-1989Nobody has photographed everyday-life in the DDR quite as unvarnished as him. Martens mastered Street Photography of the East at a time when he couldn’t have even known the term existed Olaf Martens does what one is not supposed to.“ Hans Eberhard Hess Photo International
Gallery f5.6, Munich, is very proud to present for the first time ever, Olaf Martens DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) works from 1979-1989. This represents the 10-year time span prior to unification of the two German states. In the last months Olaf Martens has been going through his archive for the first time in 20 years. The result is an extensive but very personal view of the DDR, not seen before. At the same time these early works shed a completely new light on - and root his more well known later and recent staged wor...
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19 Artists, each 30x40 cm, Edition 50x
Working directly with our long standing gallery artists , we are proud to present one image from each artist purely exclusive to the f5,6 Special Edition 2008. Printed as 30x40cm format, each image represents a kind of footnote to the main body of work. Created in an edition of 50, the idea is to offer high quality art at more affordable prices. You can lay the foundation for your own extraordinary collection and get a feeling of what it is like to be surrounded by challenging art at home.
Tuesday, 3 February - Saturday, 7 March 2009...
The Visual Gallery at photokina 2008"Easy Rider" Dennis Hopper at the Visual Gallery • From up-and-coming artists to star photographer: Thomas Höpker returns • BFF presents "old timers" and "young Turks"
From September 23 to 28, the Visual Gallery will once again be presenting the best work of internationally known photographers as well as award-winning young artists at photokina, the world's leading fair for the photography and imaging industry. The event will feature a special reunion of sorts, as Thomas Höpker will display highlights from his distinguished career as a photojournalist. Höpker received two awards in photokina's "Jugend photographiert" (Young Imaging Days) competition back in the 1950s, when he was still in his early 20s. In 1958 Höpker, who now lives in New York, too...