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Photography pioneer Joachim Brohm & his Ruhr series

Who is Joachim Brohm? Joachim Brohm is one of Germany’s most celebrated landscape photographers. Photography connoisseurs have pointed out that he may have been the link that brought what was largely American photography to Europe. Approach Brohm believes that landscape photography should be an experience of seeing over time and that a single photograph can …

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Dawoud Bey’s somber Night Coming Tenderly, Black project

Night Coming Tenderly, Black is the work of photographer Dawoud Bey. It consists of large-scale portraits that dive into the literary history as it tries to re-create the practice of the slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. When Bey visited the outskirts of Cleveland in 2017, he realized that the landscape did not primarily …

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Laurenz Berges’ Cloppenburg & an air of misery and grief

Who is Laurenz Berges? The photographer Laurenz Berges originated from Cloppenburg in Germany. He received his training at the Folkwangschule in Essen. His work has always been shrouded by cultural undertones and connotations deeply rooted in the Second World War and its impact on society. Like many other German artists of his day, Berges has …

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Henry Wessel’s House Pictures – Inspiring or not? You decide

Who was Henry Wessel Henry Wessel (1942-2018), the photographer who found a particular interest in houses, was brought up in New Jersey. His visit to California in the year 1970 made him fell in love with the atmosphere and beauty of the state, and eventually moved to San Francisco. Henry Wessel was an American photographer …

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Carl De Keyzer in North Korea, the most mysterious country

North Korea is one of the most enigmatic countries in the world, with limited access by foreign media as well as tourists. Everything in this last communist state is controlled by the government – from an ideological, cultural, and political perspective in the world. Nevertheless, Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer became one of the …

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Dan Graham’s Homes for America – Unlocking the madness

What is Dan Graham is known for For the past half-century, Dan Graham, through art, has been on a mission to illustrate the symbiosis that exists between any architectural environment and those that interact with it. Graham has been involved in projects around the world, but his works that provoke the most interest are made …

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Lewis Baltz’s Park City – Criticism of 1970s real estate growth

Who was Lewis Baltz? Lewis Baltz had his unique way of photography and art presentation. Most of his works focused on bringing out the beauty of scenes where destruction and desolation vibrated. His images reflected power, influence, and human beings’ control over their subjects. Park City In one of his popular works, the Industrial Park …

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Eric Lafforgue received a lifetime ban from North Korea for these photos

Who is Eric Lafforgue? Eric Lafforgue is a French photographer who traverses the world. He has always been fascinated by the world countries, especially those in remote areas, and spent time in Africa when he was about ten years old, Yemen, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. He started his photographing career in 2006, and soon newspapers and …

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Juergen Teller’s Go Sees – Fragile faces of the fashion industry

Who is Juergen Teller? Juergen Teller is a UK-based German fine art and fashion photographer. Throughout his career, Teller often blurs the lines between his personal and commissioned works in his campaigns, publications, editorials, and exhibitions. Go Sees Beginning in May 1998, Teller started to take pictures of his project Go Sees, taking over 462 …

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This is how hermits live in the Russian wilderness

Who is Danila Tkachenko Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. He is known for winning the World Press Photo prize for his series Escape. Tkachenko gained a degree in documentary photography from the notable Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. Escape Escape is a series …

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What is Wolfgang Tillmans’ Still Life series all about?

Who is Wolfgang Tillmans? Wolfgang Tillmans is a German photographer. He started receiving recognition in the 1990s with special interests in documentations of youths, LGBTQ culture, and clubs. Since then, he has expanded his practice to accommodate diaristic photography, commissioned magazine work, and large scale conceptual series. Tillmans once commented that he wants his pictures …

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Christophe Jacrot in Norilsk, Russia’s most polluted city

Christophe Jacrot is a captivating French photographer. Most of his artworks attract acclaim from a large audience. One such piece is his Norilsk series. If you’re unaware, Norilsk is a Russian city. However, the series isn’t about the whole city or some abstract theme. The image captures the moment the city is covered in …

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