In the evening of election day in September 2009, I photographed these shadows of people on the stairs of the Reichstag, never even imagening, that a disgrace like the far right-wing and xenophobic AFD party, would be third strongest in parliament eight years later. A sad day for Germany!
Below, the images are featured in an article claiming voting rights for mentally disabled people, who are not allowed to vote in Germany. Something to be abolished, just like the AFD!
I’m particularly happy to invite you to FO YOU, a group show as unique as its location, where I have the pleasure of showing FRAME OF MIND amongst works of many inspiring artists, who work across all media.
It would be a pleasure seeing you at the opening this Friday 15th September 2017 from 7pm in the cellars of the Marienburg (Marienburger Straße 16, Berlin Prenzlauer Berg).
For further information please see below or go to www.foyou.de
All best wishes,
Akeem, Ben de Biel, Julian Braun, Berthold Bock, Drury Brennan, Tilman Burgert, DAG, dancevertise, Kerstin Dzewior, ë, MS Elbe, Mischa Fanghaenel, Yuti Feiler, Moritz Friedrich, Wolf Geyr, Marc Gröszer, Matthias Heidenreich, Stefanie Hillich, Torston e. Höhle, Yulia Kosulnikova, Friendly Liu, Mari Mana & Lake, mocx, Käte Müller, Anya Orël, Pfadfinderei, Erik Porstmann, Sven Potschien, Pssst DJ Team, Linita Reimann, Marie Riedel, Konrad H. Roenne, Bob Rutman, Jutta Scheiner, Oliver Schnell, Fabian Seyd, Christoph Soeder, Sandra Sperhake, Jens Stoewhase, Katja Strempel, Christian Thoelke, Cosima Tribukeit, Jens Tümmel, Herr U, Johannes Vogl, Wiebke Maria Wachmann, Marco Wachsmuth, Anna Wagner, Mikis Wesensbitter, Markus Winkler, Marcus Wittmers, Thomas Wommelsdorf, Nikita Zhukovskiy, ZUSSA
Thank you Felix Broede and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for the great cooperation on this job and for agreeing to let me publish this digital behind-the-scenes!
Photography © Felix Broede
At the occasion of the German parliament approving same-sex marriage, I’d like to bring this article (it’s in German) to your attention again about Henri and Hannes, who were already legally married before Claudia became Henri. I’m still very pleased having met and photographed these two very kind and brave people.
SEQUENCES Photography Festival presents 25 photographers from 10 countries in a street exhibition visiting 20 cities of Romania between May 9 an September 24. Happy to be part of it! 🙂
I’m giving a talk titled Portraits of Constancy and Change this Thursday 25th Mai 2017 at 8:30pm, Walterstr. 30, 12051 Berlin-Neukölln. I’m very happy to be part of the third series of ‘Beyond the Ring’ artist talks hosted by Ethna O’Regan. It would be a pleasure seeing you there and catching up!
Portraits of Constancy and Change
Christoph Soeder uses the portrait to describe the individual in the context of their community, often focussing on health related topics and music. Frequently he uses typological formats to illustrate his ideas.
For his talk at Beyond the Ring he will elaborate on the following three works:-
Clear-Cut shows customers at the ‘Atlantic’ barbershop in Newport/Wales.
Unfading shows women affected by alopecia, a hair loss disease affecting 1,7% of the UK’s population and causing complete or partial hair loss. The women in the photographs have taken off their wig, a few already years ago when they decided not to disguise their hair loss anymore, some for the first time in front of the camera.
Frame of Mind shows portraits made in cooperation with people, who experience mental health problems. A two-way mirror provides the platform for individual expression, sometimes in form of drawings or written words, which many of the participants use to objectify or also avoid disturbing thoughts. Emphasising the cooperation between photographer and photographed, the two-way mirror is the surface, where the viewpoints of both merge into one.