Home / Essays / germany

Exhibition at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles

The series city lights - Damascus 2011 is on view at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles.

In conjunction there will be an event "Germany and Refugees: Center for Political Beauty" at the Goethe Institute on October 6th, 2016. Please come to the multimedia presentation and discussion! (Event Link is Here.)

Damascus, Syria 2011# 19 (red sun shade)
Damascus, Syria 2011
photograph
Damascus, Syria 2011# 10 (animals)
Damascus, Syria 2011
photograph
Damascus, Syria 2011# 13 (decoration)
Damascus, Syria 2011
photograph


Romka 9

Photograph published in Romka 9 Magazine.

" My sister took this photo when we visited our grandparents in the Northern part of Germany. It is one of my favorites, because I feel like I can smell the food that my grandmother cooked. My sister documented “life in a foreign land”, and portrayed—among others—our grandparents, who live in a small village near Hanover. They were both fugitives in WWII and could not go back to their homes in Schlesien and Pommern after the war. They settled in this small village, Ilsede, and opened up a small grocery store. To this day, they still feel like “the fugitives” in this town. They managed to build their own Heimat in a place where they never fully felt welcome. And the old recipes—how can it be otherwise—are among the things that remind them of their home. "

text by Stella Jungmann

Introducing my mini-series

Going through old images it is sometimes surprising finding and seeing things that one hasn’t noticed before. As I was looking through my old images I decided to put together several mini-series. They are neither long term projects nor mere snapshots of one moment. Most of these photographs reveal experiences and impressions of a place and maybe more. Well let’s see what else I can find! My first set of images are of the cemetery Stadtgottesacker in Halle, Germany. They are taken with my 35mm Nikon analog camera. To see the album go to: Flickr

Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany
Stadtgottesacker in Halle (Saale), Germany