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January 12, 2019

Publication

Gassmann & Wingold - Bis auf den Grund

For the new CD of the Cologne based duo Martina Gassman and Frank Wingold "Bis auf den Grund" I photographed in the  south of Cologne. Samples of the impressive music can be found on the website of Gassmann & Wingold.

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October 6, 2018

Series

Hambach Forest I - Still

Demonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest.

Hambach Forest (German: Hambacher Forst, Buergewald) is a forest rich in biodiversity and home to 142 species regarded as important for conservation. Only ten percent of Hambach Forest still remains and these sections are under threat of being cut down to allow the expansion of the lignite-extracting Hambach surface mine, run by RWE.

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Reportage

Hambach Forest II - Demonstration

Demonstration for Climate Protection and Hambach Forest.

50 000 people participate in the demonstration at the Hambacher Wald near Köln-Buir for a quick coal phase-out and for the rescue of the Hambacher Forest. Oct 6, 2018

The photographs of the two series were commissioned by Greenpeace.

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Demonstration for Climate Protection in front of the Hambach Forest. Oct. 6, 2018


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A photograph from the Wahl Kampf Ritual series was published in the American magazine Bloomberg Businessweek. Feb 19, 2018, p.38-39

March 24, 2018

Publication

Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel

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Illustration of the series The Anatom part of the cycle Digitalis. Nov 24, 2017

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German magazine Spiegel Chronik in an obituary to Helmut Kohl. Der Spiegel, Chronik 2017, p.106


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February 15, 2018

Portraiture

Portrait Sven Heuchert

In assignment photographed for the German daily newspaper taz a portraiture of Sven Heuchert in Siegburg, Germany.

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September 29, 2017

New photographs

Wahl Kampf Ritual - Rituals of election campaigns

The election campaigns for the German Bundestag are an ideal occasion to explore strategies of production and self-production across all political parties. This cycle is a work about the endeavour of shading light on the precisely calculated gestures of the actors of these public orchestration, their success in radiate aspects of power and its fascination. These photographs expose politics as theatre.

The rituals were photographed during the election campaigns of the years 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.

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Sahra Wagenknecht 2017

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Angela Merkel 2017

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Christian Lindner 2017

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Martin Schulz 2017


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Power and Ritual - Das Kölner Heil - Cardinal in his car. Gelatin silver print. 24x30cm. Signed, dated, titled and photographer's stamp on the verso, 1997.

May 24, 2017

Exhibition

Con los ojos bien abiertos - Cien años de fotografía Leica

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid, Spain. Curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle. In cooperation with PhotoEspaña.

"The exhibition thus provides a stylistic history of the medium, running the gamut from the classic modern age to the post-modern diversity of the present day, from New Vision via "la photographie humaniste" to fashion photography, from "subjective photography" via author photography to street photography and contemporary art photography."Bischofsring aus Das Koelner Heil

Some of the photographers are Nobuyoshi Araki, Bernd Arnold, Ellen Auerbach, Ragnar Axelsson, Julia Baier, Bruno Barbey, Ilse Bing, Werner Bischof, Edouard Boubat, John Bulmer, René Burri, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Leonard Freed, Bruce Gilden, René Groebli, F. C. Gundlach, Heinrich Heidersberger, Thomas Hoepker, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Saul Leiter, Erich Lessing, Herbert List, Ulrich Mack, Will McBride, Rudi Meisel, Susan Meiselas, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Inge Morath, Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer, Marc Riboud, Alexander Rodtschenko, Sebastião Salgado, Dr. Erich Salomon, Christer Strömholm, Umbo, Walter Vogel, Tom Wood, Kai Wiedenhöfer...

May 11 till September 10, 2017 | Espacio Fundación Telefónica | C/ Fuencarral, 3, Madrid, Spain


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May 24, 2017

Publication

SPIEGEL-Biografie about Angela Merkel

From the series WAHL KAMPF RITUAL (Rituals of Election Campaigns) some photographs are published from the years 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2013 in a biography of Angela Merkel in a special issue of the German magazine DER SPIEGEL. 

Spiegel Biografie 2/2017, p.4, 40-44

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February 17, 2017

Art Fair

Wahl Kampf Ritual at the art KARLSRUHE

At the Art Fair "art Karlsruhe", Germany are shown photoStand in focus galeriegraphs of the series WAHL KAMPF RITUAL.

The other photographers and artist are Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Hoepker, Marc Riboud, Emmanuelle Bousquet, Gilbert Garcin, René Groebli, Vadim Gushchin, Thomas Kellner, Karin Székessy, Karl Martin Holzhäuser, Esther Hegenmaier, Gottfried Jäger and Floris M. Neusüss.

art Karlsruhe | In focus galerie, hall 1, stand U04  | Messe Allee 1 | Karlsruhe - Germany | Feb 16-19, 2017

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LVR LandesMuseum Bonn | Series: Warum ist es am Rhein so schön?

Sept 9, 2016

Exhibition

BILDERSTROM - The Flow of Pictures

The Rhine and Photography 2016-1853

Some photographs of the series Warum ist es am Rhein so schön? will be shown in LVR LandesMuseum Bonn, Germany. 

The exhibition explores the ambivalent mutual effects between the river and the image in the light of photography. The show, curated by Christoph Schaden, brings together more than 60 noteworthy European photographers...Installation in BILDERSTROM Warum ist es am Rhein so schön? For example Boris Becker, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chargesheimer, Hermann Claasen, Robert Häusser, Heinz Held, Candida Höfer, Barbara Klemm, Herbert List, Ute Mahler, Lee Miller, Max Regenberg, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Wilhelm Schürmann, Wolfgang Tillmans, Eusebius Wirdeier, Wolfgang Zurborn and many others.

The Rhine—sixty photographic positions between testimony and myth. Since the beginning of pictorial production, the Rhine, Europe's most celebrates river, has been the subject of numerous paintings, drawings, and engravings. By and large, these images of the Rhine create and model collective notions that influence our perception of the river to this very day, alternating between testimony and myth, between cliché and art.

Catalogue: LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Christoph Schaden (Hrsg.), "bilderstrom. Der Rhein und die Fotografie 2016-1853", Hatje Cantz Verlag German language, 2016, 252pp., hardcover, ISBN 978-3-7757-4190-3

LVR LandesMuseum Bonn | Colmantstr. 14-16 | 53115 Bonn | Germany | September 9, 2016 to January 22, 2017


March 15, 2016

Exhibition

EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS 0F LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY in Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung Munich

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are still up to June 5, 2016 exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung Munich.

"More than 300 photographs from international collections and museums as well as newspapers and significant photobooks document the various aspects of Leica photography from the mid-1920s on. The exhibition thus provides a stylistic history of the medium, running the gamut from the classic modern age to the post-modern diversity of the present day, from New Vision via "la photographie humaniste" to fashion photography, from "subjective photography" via author photography to street photography and contemporary art photography."

Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung | Maximilianstraße 53 | 80538 Munich | March 9, 2016 – June 5, 2016


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Jörg Tadeusz in Tagesanzeiger Sept. 26, 2015, p.34

January 8, 2016

Publication

The anchormen Jörg Thadeusz, Constantin Schreiber and Jan Böhmermann

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Jan Böhmermann in New York Times International Dec 7, 2015, p.2

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Constantin Schreiber in GQ 9/2015, p.72


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Das Kölner Heil in C/O Berlin | Hardenbergstraße 22-24 | 10623 Berlin | August 22, 2015 - November 1, 2015

September 9, 2015

Exhibition

EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS 0F LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY in C / O Berlin

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at C/O BERLIN, Germany.

"For the first time, this exhibition will highlight from an art and cultural historical perspective how the Leica and the 35 mm format has changed the photographic gaze in the 20th century. More than 300 photographs, as well as magazines and important photo books document the different aspects of the Leica photography, which emerged in the mid 1920s. The exhibition is hence also a history of the style of the medium, from Modernism to the postmodern diversity of the present, from New Vision, through "photographie humaniste" to the fashion photographs, from subjective photography, through Autorenfotografie to street photography and artistic photography. In this exhibition C/O Berlin will present works by internationally renowned Leica photographers such as Alexander Rodtschenko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Oskar Barnack, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, F.C. Gundlach, Fred Herzog, Robert Lebeck,William Eggleston, René Burri, Thomas Hoepker, Bruce Gilden and many more."

The exhibition was curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle.

May 15, 2015

Exhibition

EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS 0F LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY

in Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Some photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) are exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at FOTOGRAFIE FORUM FRANKFURT, Germany.

Fotografie Forum Frankfurt | Braubachstraße 30–32 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


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Feb 20, 2015

Publication

Climate

Some photographs of the German power station Neurath are published in the economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche - titled as THE END OF THE ZOMBIES.

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Wirtschaftswoche, 50/2014, p. 48/49


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Power and Ritual - Das Kölner Heil - Procession. Gelatin silver print. 24x30cm. Signed, dated, titled and photographer's stamp on the verso, 1997.

October 17, 2014 

EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY

Five photographs/vintages of DAS KÖLNER HEIL (Cologne Salvation) will be exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN - 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY at DEICHTORHALLEN in Hamburg, Germany.

The exhibition illuminates across fourteen chapters various aspects of recent small-format photography, from journalistic strategies to documentary approaches and free artistic positions. Among many other artists whose work will be shown are Alexander Rodchenko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Hermann Claasen, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Ulrich Mack, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, William Eggleston, Rudi Meisel, René Burri, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Jeff Mermelstein, Joel Meyerowitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Inge Morath, Sebastiáo Salgado, Eugene Smith, Thomas Höpker, Bruce Gilden, Alex Webb. 

Some 500 photographs, supplemented by documentary material, including journals, magazines, books, advertisements, brochures, camera prototypes and films, will recount the history of small-format photography from its beginnings to the present day. The exhibition, which is curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, follows the course of technological change and photographic history. Trailer

A book will be published at Kehrer Verlag. Edited by Hans-Michael Koetzle.

Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen | Deichtorstraße 1-2, 20095 Hamburg, Germany | October 24, 2014 - January 11, 2015

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January 11, 2014

Panel discussion and presentations

The power of images - Dimensions of photography

On Saturday, the 11th of January 2014, the Catholic Academy Schwerte invites of the 40th artists meeting. The program of the day includes a tour of the exhibition with the curator Prof. Stefanie Lieb.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaden will give a lectureExhibition Macht und Ritual in Schwerte with the theme: „Image, Power, Rituals. Notes on a precarious reception and sphere of activity of the present".

Then, Prof. Stefanie Lieb moderated the Panel discussion with the topic: „The Power of photographic images". The participants are Bernd Arnold (photographer), Joachim Frank (chief correspondent of the DuMont Media Group) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaden (Professor of image science, TH Nuremberg).

Christ & Welt / ZEIT about Macht & Ritual - "Unterwerft euch!" October 31, 2013, pages 1-5.

Exhibition: November 3, 2013 - January 12, 2014 | Katholische Akademie Schwerte | Bergerhofweg 24, 58239 Schwerte, Germany


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November 5, 2013

Photobook

WAHL KAMPF RITUAL

This monograph shows the rituals of German election campaigns since 1984. Eight elections of the years 1984 to 2013 are featured in 113 photographs. The chancellors are Willy Brandt, book WAHL KAMPF RITUAL Monograph Bernd ArnoldHelmut Schmidt, Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schröder, Angela Merkel and the challengers are Franz Josef Strauss, Hans Jochen Vogel, Johannes Rau, Oskar Lafontaine, Rudolf Scharping, Edmund Stoiber, Frank Walter Steinmeier and Peer Steinbrück.

Text: Christoph Schaden. Design: Knut Schötteldreier. German Language, Hardcover, 17x25cm, 192 pages, 113 photographs (Duotone) and 10 illustrations. Published by Edition Panorama, Mannheim 2013. ISBN 978-3-89823-473-3 

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