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Thomas Hoepker: All Around The World – Unseen Color & Early Black and White
Beginning 30 September 2023, Galerie Buchkunst Berlin is presenting the new exhibition All around the world – unseen colour & early black and white, with photographs by the legendary Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker. Hoepker's numerous unpublished early recordings, which are now being shown for the first time, were taken in Rio, Hong Kong, New York, Naples, and Paris. More than a decade before the term New Color entered the history of photography, Thomas Hoepker was already photographing with Kodachrome and Ektachrome slide film in Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and many countries in Europe. A new discovery! In the extensive bundles of unpublished slide films that Thomas Hoepker took around the world from 1959 onwards, during his photo documentations around the world, there are many shots in which color represents an extended and dominant element of the pictorial composition, and takes on the role of narrative. Hoepker was usually on the go with two Leica cameras: one for black and white, the other for colour. The early colour photographs, which often defy the rules of photojournalism, describe through their multitude and artistic quality an independent view of the development of the world, and serve as corresponding contemporary witnesses in an abstract manner. They add new and unique shots to the seemingly endless canon of images in artistic photography. Hoepker's multi-layered work is supplemented by a new reading through the presentation of these images for the first time. As a further highlight of the exhibition, a selection of black-and-white photographs, taken in Italy between 1956 and 1959 and among the photographer's earliest series, will be presented in the Galerie Buchkunst Berlin to mark the publication of the photo book THOMAS HOEPKER - ITALIA.
David Drebin: Flirting with Danger
A picture should tell a story. It should open doors to a mysterious journey of the imagination, inviting its viewers to momentarily forget the world around them. The Canadian-born, New York-based artist David Drebin is known for infusing his photographic masterpieces with compelling narratives. Although each of his works unique, his signature style makes them instantly recognizable with their distinctive atmosphere: romantic melancholy and a hint of eroticism that elegantly draws you into an exciting fantasy. In his newest book Flirting with Danger, the renowned star photographer presents particularly sensational moments on this theme. Drebin creates a cinematic yet hyperrealistic dream world that captivates viewers, making them feel like they are part of the story. Perhaps it is this twist that makes his artworks so suspenseful, or perhaps it is the skillful way he stages his protagonists. Each image inspires us to continue the film in our mind: What will happen next? What happened before? Flirting with Danger is dedicated to the fascinating allure of the forbidden and the dangerous. Dramatic images dare to expose our desire for excitement. The result is a book in a class of its own. Its extra-large format allows the artist’s images to unfold their maximum effect, heightening the emotional response of its audience.
ALICE SPRINGS. RETROSPECTIVE
The new exhibition ALICE SPRINGS. RETROSPECTIVE opened at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin on 2 June 2023. In celebration of the 100th birthday of June Newton aka Alice Springs, over 200 photographs will be displayed throughout the entire exhibition space of the foundation. While major Alice Springs exhibitions were already hosted at HNF in 2010 and 2016, many of the photographs in this new retrospective have never been seen by the public. Extensive research into the foundation’s archives, particularly the holdings recently transferred to Berlin from the Newtons’ apartment in Monaco, has provided new insight into the work of Alice Springs. Now, some of these spectacular results will be shown for the first time as vintage or exhibition prints. June Newton started working in 1970 as a professional photographer under the name Alice Springs, focusing mainly on portraiture. It all started with a case of the flu: when Helmut Newton fell ill in 1970, his wife June came to the rescue. He explained to her how to use his camera and light meter, and she took his place in shooting the advertising image for the French cigarette brand Gitanes in Paris. This portrait of a model smoking launched the new career of the former Australian stage actor, who had little chance of acting in France due to the language barrier. In the wake of that initial success, José Alvarez, then running an ad agency in Paris, arranged commissions for her to shoot ads for pharmaceutical products. Later, as head of the publishing house Editions du Regard, Alvarez published the first book of portraits by Alice Springs in 1983. Alice Springs shot many portraits from the mid-seventies onward. Her images are full of empathy, conveying her characteristic blend of curiosity and understanding for the individuals she encountered over the years. In her portraits of fellow photographers – including Richard Avedon, Brassaï, Ralph Gibson, Sheila Metzner, and Robert Mapplethorpe – and celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Isabelle Adjani, Vivienne Westwood, Liam Neeson, and Claude Chabrol, Alice Springs succeeded in capturing not only the appearance of her subjects but also their aura. Although most of the people she portrayed were part of the cultural jet set, Alice Springs was not concerned about her subjects’ social status. Her lens often zeros in on the human face, shown tightly cropped with the head and shoulders or as a three-quarter-length portrait. Her subjects look curiously, openly, and directly into her 35 mm camera. Studio shots are rare in her oeuvre; most of her portraits took place in public spaces or inside or outside her protagonists’ homes, mainly using natural light only. We encounter the entire spectrum of responses in these images: from proud poses to natural self-confidence and shy glances. Commissioned by magazines or created on her own initiative, the portraits become visual commentaries, interpretations of the sitter. At the same time, Alice Springs let the individuality of each of her subjects shine through. In doing so, she added a new and unexpected dimension to the familiar face, making it as cliché-free as possible. Her understanding of acting may have contributed to her ability to confront the human facade and look behind it simultaneously. Equally fascinating are her portraits of her husband, which she often took during his own photo shoots. Together with Helmut Newton’s pictures of his wife and select self-portraits, they round out this comprehensive review of works. In a sense, these intimate images are an extension of the earlier joint exhibition, Us and Them. A curated excerpt from the couple’s legendary collaborative project and other mutual portraits are displayed in the rear exhibition space. The exhibition therefore comes full circle on various levels: the life and work of Helmut and June Newton were connected in the most diverse ways, and now they meet again in Berlin.
Rankin: Zeitsprünge (Leaps in time)
In equal measure elegant and provocative, dynamic and cool, creative and trend-setting: the renowned British photographer’s work is multifaceted, and he has long been considered one of the most sought-after and influential photographers of our time. The exhibition Rankin – Zeitsprünge will be presented from May 26 to September 27, 2023, at the Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar, and will offer fascinating and unexpected insight into Rankin’s exceptional oeuvre. Some of his best pictures, taken over the past three decades, will be on display. The exhibition will include many iconic portraits and celebrity shots that have made it into the annals of photographic history: colourful beauty images and classic fashion spreads, as well as examples of his profoundly conceptual series. Titled Zeitsprünge (Leaps in time), motifs from the 1990s to the 2000s enter into a dialogue with brand new and never-before-published pictures from 2023. Many of the most famous personalities from politics and show business have stood in front of Rankin’s camera: Queen Elizabeth II, Vivienne Westwood, Ewan McGregor, Björk, Heidi Klum, David Bowie – the list goes on and on. In addition, the photographer’s passion for magazines has clearly proven that he is so much more than a fashion and lifestyle photographer. At the beginning of the nineties, Rankin and Jefferson Hack established Dazed & Confused, a provocative – for the times – zeitgeist magazine, which brought together a mixture of different genres, such as fashion, graphics, design and photography. His editorial spreads for numerous international magazines ensured that he was very busy as a photographer and a designer. Furthermore, he has been comfortably at home in the film industry for years now. In addition to long TV films, he has produced countless music videos, covering a list of artists that resembles a Who’s Who of the music scene. Without a doubt, Rankin the photographer, film maker, publicist and designer has delighted and inspired whole generations. To this day, he restlessly continues to explore new creative possibilities for his photography – gladly, often with Leica cameras. The Zeitsprünge exhibition is an invitation to dive more deeply into the incomparable world of Rankin.
Torso Reloaded by Nadine Dinter & FACE & FACADE by Afsaneh Nagy
After the successful solo show Torso Reloaded at HAZEGALLERY in Berlin, photographer Nadine Dinter will be presenting a selection from this series at the design hotel east in Hamburg through 5 October 2023. While Dinter’s male torsos celebrate the artful self-presentation of the current generation, the powerful poetic portraits of women by the Hamburg-based artist Afsaneh Nagy can be seen as their counterpoint. In these modern photographs she goes beyond the limits of classic representation, processing and defamiliarizing her subjects until they become mystical shadows, creating room for interpretation. The series FACE & FACADE takes up the interplay of external perception and the inner emotional world of being human. Sometimes in harmony – sometimes in dark contrast. Interacting with the historical brick architecture and the illustrious Art Deco windows of the east Hotel, the two photographic positions create a compelling photographic ensemble that invites discussion, enjoyment, or simply observation.
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