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Save the date for the vernissage from our twin city Wuppertal * 6 x Art from Wuppertal in the town hall Schöneberg* on August 11 at 16 o’clock

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Save the date for the vernissage from our twin city Wuppertal * 6 x Art from Wuppertal in the town hall Schöneberg* on August 11 at 16 o'clock

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 16 o’clock the district office Tempelhof-Schöneberg invites you to the vernissage with „6 x art from Wuppertal“.

District Councillor Tobias Dollase, Head of the Department for School, Sports, Further Education and Culture, will give the welcome speech.

Of course, the curator of the exhibition, Harald Nowoczin, art historian and art educator, as well as the six artists Ellen Blank-Hasselwander, Alina Gross, Yana Shneerson, Aruzo Fiduz, Guido Lipken and Christian Stüben will also have their say.

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Five of the artists are or were members of the “ Bergische Kunstgenossenschaft ( BKG), one of the oldest artists‘ associations in Germany (since 1905), A. Firuz is an art teacher at the renowned Dörpfeld Gymnasium in Wuppertal.

The artists will present works of art on the topics of the aesthetics of creation, the NUDE(uelle) as well as time-related and representational works of art.

We are waiting for you in the foyer of the Schöneberg Town Hall, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin for the ceremonial opening of the exhibition and a first tour of the gallery. Afterwards you can talk to each other during a get-together with pretzels and drinks.

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The exhibition lasts until September 23, 2022.

Ming Lu Solo Exhibition 1.09-13.09.2022

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Ming Lu Solo Exhibition 1.09-13.09.2022

ARTIST: MING LU
CURATED BY: IRINA RUSINOVICH
LOCATION: Bulowstrasse 11, 10789, Berlin
EXHIBITION DURATION: 01.09.2022 – 13.09.2022
VERNISSAGE: 01.09.2022 AT 7PM

How can artists pay attention to folklore and ancient culture? In the art community it is not a mainstream phenomenon, because we are used to associating contemporary art with something new without old-fashioned traditions. But in works by Ming Lu these opposite themes are woven and become fantastic allegorical artworks, sculptures and embroideries. She has a very playful and humorous exploration of Chinese culture with an attempt to build her own authentic visual language.
Ideas and themes for works she is taking from Chinese mythology, especially women’s characters.
Reflected about two contrast cultures Asian and European artist is searching for points of crossing and opposites. Create a new reality where these cultures become in one united.
Ming mixes gold and luxury features with minimalistic forms and monochrome backgrounds. This unique form makes her art special and recognizable among other authors. With unconventional experiment but also attention to details, she is portraying objects soaring into black sterile space. All of them look fragile, sophisticated and precious.
Methods that she chooses remind viewers about women’s role in our society — embroidery and textiles are classic women’s needleworks. This is another important theme in Lu artworks, because despite the progress we are still living in a patriarchal world. Combining traditional and contemporary she views to us how important balance can be and how new things in our lives can coexist with classic ethnic culture.

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Ming Lu’s works include photography, installation, performance, and more traditional media – porcelain and embroidery. As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomenon, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep- rooted.
She had been studying at the Royal College of Art, England, noticed racks of Peking ducks hanging in the windows of restaurants in London’s Chinatown, a phenomenon that occurs not in China but a constructed view of the East.

Martina Mariotti „Soft Blue“

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SOFT BLUE

Hair Stylist: Look Total Brand @looktotalbrand
Stylist: Valeria Papa
Photographer: Martina Mariotti @martinamariottiph
Makeup Artist: Silvia Federici @silviafederici.mua
Model: Elena Sophia Montesi @euphoria fashion agency @elenasophiamontesi

Top – Archive Stylist; Dress – Missyempire

Body-Thistle & Spire

Dress – Jaquemus

Suit – Norma Kamal

Interview with artist Jan Prengel

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Jan Prengel

Text:
L y u b o v  M e l n i c k o w a

Interview with artist Jan Prengel

Hello Jan! Thank you for taking time for that interview. How did you become photographer? Was it a long way to find yourself in art?

It’s my pleasure!
The serious interest in photography came up during a trip to Paris in 2010. I photographed urban life with a small, simple digital camera. The images printed out afterwards ignited a fire in me and my path began. I decided to study photography.
Starting with commissioned photography for companies and architects, etc., I have implemented more and more of my own projects and developed my personal style.
But I think finding yourself in art is a never-ending process. As long as you change yourself, your artistic creation will also change and redefine from time to time.

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The main subjects of your works are modern architecture and urban spaces. Why did you choose this particular direction in photography?

I have chosen these subjects for my work because they allow you to project your own visions and feelings onto them. They provide the visual basis for it. For example If you portray people, they bring their own complex story with them, which you cannot and should not suppress for your own ideas.

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Minimalism is a rather subjective concept. It leaves a wide space for the viewer to perceive the work. What does minimalism mean to you? Why did you choose this concept?

For me, minimalism is more than just a visual aesthetic. Minimalism has a calming psychological impact on the subconscious. It leads to internal order. Similar to the feeling after you’ve tidied up your home.
I think the greatest lasting happiness is when all energies are balanced and minimalism is a good basis for that.

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Who are your favorite photographers and where do you get inspiration to create?

Andreas Gursky, George Byrne, Josef Hoflehner.

My inspiration is a product of the totality of all external sensory stimuli as well as the mental processing of them. The thoughts often wander around for hours and you can only hope that something ‚tangible‘ will emerge from it, an idea that can be realised.

External influences can be documentaries such as: Gerhard Richter – Painting, or the red light of a car park that falls into my girlfriend’s apartment at night and creates a cinematic atmosphere.

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Who are your favorite photographers and where do you get inspiration to create? How has the pandemic affected your creative process in terms of goal setting? How did you deal with lockdown and limitations of last year?

The restrictions of the pandemic made me dealt with new subjects. For example I created my series Plants from Space. There has been also a strong self-reflection and personal development that will give future projects additional levels and depth.
So there has been a positive impact on my work. Nevertheless, I long for the freedom to travel with the opportunity to discover new places and to get new influences on my photography.

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What are your future photography plans and current projects you are working on.

I am working on projects with new concepts and themes where I include my recent thoughts and visions.
I don’t want to be more specific about projects until they are finished.
You never know what the future will bring.

www.janprengel.com

Kara Erwin „Denim GraceLand“

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DENIM GRACELAND

Model: Gracie Grace @New York Models, LA Models, Ludlow Scout @graciegrace_mp3
Makeup Artist: Aya Iwakami @mualook_aya
Photographer: Kara Erwin @project_on_confidence

Vest- Levis Body Suit- Zara Pants: H&M Cuffs: Cut up Levi Jeans Boots: Pretty Little Thing Watch: Models Own Bracelet: Lauren Conrad Earrings: Buffalo Exchange NYC; Earring- Lauren Conrad Denim Jacket- Vintage & Refurbished

Pants over shoulder and chest- Current/Elliot Shirt- Seek The Label Vest over Head- Vintage Earrings made by SammyLaRavia from refurbished denim Necklace- Costume Jewelry Bracelets- Lauren Conrad; Dress: Alexa Chung Earrings: Express Necklace: Nordstrom Rack Belt Bracelets: Lauren Conrad Rings: H&M Sunglasses: Model’s own

Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: H&M Socks: H&M Earrings: Buffalo Exchange NYC Ring by model’s face- Model’s own Rings on other hand0 H&M; Button Down Shirt: Ralph Lauren Necklace: Nordstrom Rack Corset: Urban Outfitters

Vest- Vintage Earrings- Express Necklace- Nordstrom Rack; Pants over shoulder- Current/Elliot Pants on- Citizens of Humanity Vest over knee- Vintage Shirt- Seek The Label Jewelry, Lauren Conrad, H&M

Pants over shoulder and chest- Current/Elliot Shirt- Seek The Label Vest over Head- Vintage Earrings made by SammyLaRavia from refurbished denim Necklace- Costume Jewelry Bracelets- Lauren Conrad

Interview with the designer of the brand „studio 29“

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designer of the brand „Studio 29“

Text: L y u b o v  M e l n i c k o w a

Interview with the designer of the brand "studio 29"

Thank you for taking time for an interview with us! We are happy to welcome you to PURPLE HAZE magazine. Before asking questions about the brand, I would like to learn more about the designer and founder of the brand Studio 29.

Tell a little about yourself. How did your creative path begin and why did you decide to become a fashion designer?

My name is Tanya Fomicheva, I am the founder and art director of the Russian clothing brand STUDIO 29. I was born in a village with a population of just over a thousand people and have always been a creative and active child. Of course, they didn’t know anything about fashion in the village, but my mother always found special high-quality things for my sister and me and took them in installments, because there wasn’t enough money.

designer of the brand „Studio 29“

In 2008, I moved to Yekaterinburg and entered the university. I was a student, so I was constantly saving, and at some point the idea came up to start buying clothes wholesale for myself with a 50% discount and selling to someone else. That’s how my entrepreneurial activity began: I rented a room, figured out logistics, rented a cash register and opened a multi-brand store that brought a good income. Now I understand that I myself created my first store from scratch at the age of 20 as a student.

What does fashion mean in your understanding?

Fashion for me is people, atmosphere, this is what unites and makes the world around me interesting, multifaceted and deep. Every day I meet new people from the fashion world and discover creative, talented people who love their work as much as I do. Together we don’t just create clothes, we create projects that change the world around us. Fashion in recent years raises a lot of social problems, we are increasingly thinking about environmental friendliness and reasonable consumption.

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Tell us a little about the brand. At what point did the idea of creating a brand come up?

After moving to Moscow, I got a job as a sales manager for a Russian clothing brand. After working there for six months, I decided to quit, because I had a burnout and I realized that I didn’t want to work for someone and could try to create clothes that I would wear myself. I became interested in how to produce clothes, calculated how much money I needed to open my own brand. I launched my brand for 50 thousand rubles and told about it on my social networks.

As a rule, a clothing brand is a large team that takes part in the creation of collections. How many people are in the brand team and what are the responsibilities of the chief designer?

I hold the position of art director in the brand. Two designers work under my supervision, with whom we develop collections. Also, a large team of the production department is working on the collections: a technologist, a designer, tailors, laboratory assistants, a cutter, a confectionist and a manager for placing orders at garment factories. In general, there are about 50 people in the team now. The team is growing rapidly as the brand develops and we need more and more specialists in the staff.

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How would you describe the brand’s style?

We create basic clothes with interesting details, they make our clothes recognizable. We work with color and trace our own stylistic techniques. In our clothes, girls can feel free, but at the same time express their individuality and character through details and combinations.

Now many brands are for environmental friendliness and recycling. What materials does the Studio 29 brand use? Are you planning to create collections from recycled materials?

The team and I also started thinking about environmental friendliness. At the moment, we are recycling the remnants of fabrics and paper in the office, we want to start sorting garbage, all the lighting in the office has been completely replaced with LED, which allows us to reduce the amount of energy consumed. As for the production of collections from recycled materials – it’s a little more complicated. We need to find reliable suppliers and high-quality materials. We are working in this direction.

collection show at Moscow Fashion Week

How would you describe the brand’s style?

We create basic clothes with interesting details, they make our clothes recognizable. We work with color and trace our own stylistic techniques. In our clothes, girls can feel free, but at the same time express their individuality and character through details and combinations.

Who is the Studio 29 brand for? Can you describe its target audience?

Our target audience is 25-35—year-old girls who follow trends. They value the quality of materials and a good cut. They have a bright, busy life, in which there is enough space for a career and for love, they devote time to themselves, their self-development.

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Studio 29 is a well-known brand in Russia. Would you like the brand to exist on the world market in the future?

Yes, this is my dream! Today we already have many customers abroad, they love our clothes, appreciate them for their good quality and cut. But of course I would like as many girls as possible to find out about us in the world. I am sure that the brand has a wonderful future ahead of it.

How would you describe today’s fashion and what feelings does evoke in you?

Fashion in its direct sense surprises me less and less. It seems to me that styling plays a really important role now. It’s really fascinating. Today it is important to find yourself, let go of all trends, imposed stereotypes and opinions and just listen to what really responds to you personally. This is the most important thing! Fashion today is a choice.

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Brand website studio-29.ru

Tonya Matyu „70am“

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70am

photographer: Tonya Matyu @tonyamatyu
hair&make-up: Mai Anh @maianh.makeup
model: Amelie Stanescu @chez.amelie

make-up: Inglot, Tom ford, Dr.Hauschka, MAC; outfit: Prada rain coat and hair clips, Maria Black earrings

make-up: Inglot, Tom ford, Dr.Hauschka, MAC; outfit: Prada rain coat and hair clips, Maria Black earrings

make-up: Elf Cosmetics, Dr.Hauschka, MAC, Tom Ford; outfit: Celine earrings, Balenciaga knit

make-up: Elf Cosmetics, Dr.Hauschka, MAC, Tom Ford; outfit: Celine earrings, Balenciaga knit

make-up: Elf Cosmetics, Dr.Hauschka, MAC, Tom Ford; outfit: Celine earrings, Balenciaga knit

make-up: Fenty Beauty, Tom Ford, Dr.Hauschka, MAC; outfit: Fendi coat, MAM earring

make-up: Elf Cosmetics, Dr.Hauschka, MAC, Tom Ford; outfit: Celine earrings, Balenciaga knit

Interview with the designer of the brand „IANIS CHAMALIDY“

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designer of the brand IANIS CHAMALIDY

Text: L y u b o v  M e l n i c k o w a

Interview with the designer of the brand "IANIS CHAMALIDY"

Thank you for taking time for an interview with us! We are happy to welcome you to PURPLE HAZE magazine. Before asking questions about the brand, I would like to learn more about the designer and founder of the brand Ianis Chamalidy.

Tell a little about yourself. How did your creative path begin and why did you decide to become a fashion designer?

Good afternoon! My name is IANIS CHAMALIDY, I am the founder of the IANIS CHAMALIDY brand and today I am the artistic director of the development department. I think my profession was a vocation and I unknowingly started this path. I liked making clothes because my grandmother sewed clothes. All my childhood was spent surrounded by women who try on clothes and my grandmother sewed for them. I saw it from an early age, absorbed it. My mother took me to the Mariinsky Theater, all kinds of exhibitions, museums. My childhood was spent in St. Petersburg, filled with historical and cultural heritage, and of course all this probably gave me a wonderful environment, gave me the desire to create clothes and continue the traditions of my family.

designer of the brand IANIS CHAMALIDY

What does fashion mean in your understanding?

In my understanding, fashion is a phenomenon that unites culture, economy and spiritual feelings of a person, the values of the country in which you live, his cultural heritage. All these are like reactions, they are reflected in fashion, and fashion is a product through which it is easy for a person to broadcast his world around him and very quickly convey to people the state in which he and the society around him are. Fashion is also an opportunity for me to express myself, my inner world, to find my sense of freedom. I studied not as a designer but as a fashion designer at the Stieglitz Academy and for me this is an opportunity to build my own world with its values that will completely suit me, because the world in which I live does not suit me, it is full of imperfections, lack of freedom, this world is sometimes very conflicted, it hurts my heart and I build my world through fashion, in which people are absolutely happy, they live in peace, in harmony like true Greeks because I am Greek. The theme of harmony is very important, especially since St. Petersburg in which I live is the city of the heir of the ancient world because in St. Petersburg all architecture, it celebrates the ancient world with its democracy, with its sense of freedom and aesthetics, because the Greeks have always supported aesthetics as the highest point of personal freedom.

Tell us a little about the brand. At what point did the idea of creating a brand come up?

I divide the IANIS CHAMALIDY brand into two periods. The first period was classical when I learned the canons of classical beauty, so to say, with the ancient world, lines, proportions, etc. Architecture, the history of costume, the history of cultures, which were constantly changing in the world, on a global scale of world culture. At some point I thought that I wanted to create my own language and I turned to my Greek ancestors and realized that a European costume, like, say, a little black dress from Coco Chanel, in which there is a form, it calls you to take this form and live according to the laws of this form, the mood of this form and me I wanted to go beyond this understanding. I turned to my ancestors and realized that the Greeks did not have a uniform, they were peplos, chitons. It was a garment that gave freedom to its owner to express his image through his inner world, through the harmony of the inner world and the social vector because we are always in society, we have a profession and we have a social vector along which we move and this harmony between the inner and the outer gives birth to this image of a person. The Greeks draped their dresses, they called it metamorphosis, when the shape could change, there was a lot written about it in legends. I began to create transforming clothes. I came to the concept of multi when, on the one hand, the thing is classic, strict, clean, devoid of unnecessary elements, some unnecessary details, and on the other hand, it is an avant-garde aesthetics where there are emotions, where there is a completely different reading. I combined two different phenomena: classical and avant-garde in one product and got my own concept in which I have been moving for 25 years, so many years to the brand IANIS CHAMALIDY.

As a rule, a clothing brand is a large team that takes part in the creation of collections. How many people are in the brand team and what are the
responsibilities of the chief designer?

Today I am the art director of the brand IANIS CHAMALIDY. 5 designers work with me in different directions because today we produce clothes, bags, accessories, men’s and women’s collections, underwear collections and jewelry collections. The brand also participates in theater projects, cinema, television, and much more.

In addition to designers, designers work. Their responsibilities include designing clothes according to the designer’s terms of reference. It is also very important for me to combine all the concepts. I come up with a design, volumes, proportions and give out a very clear task, probably without giving any freedom to the designer because I am a person who understands the design and how this design will be transformed, what technological details, seams, the whole technology. I decide up to how thick the threads will be, whether the stitches are made, the length of the stitch. It’s very important, it’s a whole art. All the fittings, the design of the fittings, I make the decisions myself. I really like it, to keep the creation of my product under control.

How would you describe the brand’s style?

Restrained refined refined style, aesthetically filled. It is filled with aesthetics, it is very important, it is very sensual, very relevant. It is very important for me that fashion is relevant. Today I have researched a person’s life, his speed of life, and I understand how I should create clothes that will help a person feel comfortable, stylish, pronounced in society.

Now many brands are for environmental friendliness and recycling. What materials does the Ianis Chamalidy brand use? Are you planning to create collections from recycled materials?

We used posters that hung on the streets of Italy and we recycled these banners into clothes. We had a whole direction and now we are creating fabrics that use a small amount of water for washing, less chemicals. These fabrics are very quickly erased, easy to dry. We do not use electricity for ironing with an iron. We are working very seriously on this issue and this is a whole direction in the brand.

On June 21, the Forte collection was shown as part of the Moscow Fashion Week. Tell us more about this collection. What inspired you to create it?

At fashion Week we showed the Spring Summer 23 collection, I called this collection „The Dividend“, this is a reflection on a person who has turned from an individual into a dividend. This is the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, a French philosopher who said that in the modern world a person will turn from an individual into a dividend. This is a new person, with a new understanding, a sense of life, who lives with a different speed of life than before. All the events that have happened, they have further strengthened us in understanding that in fact, a person who has gone through a pandemic, all the cataclysms and all these experiences, he turns from an individual into a dividend, because a person from a linear world where there is a floor and a ceiling, white and black, God and the devil, everything used to be it is very clear that I have moved into a linear virtual world, where the concept of human values is shifting. He ceases to live according to the norms and concepts that were in the past, and as if the research of this person, his speed of life, in general behavior, was created in the „Dividend“ collection. The collection reflected all these issues and reasonable use and global environmental things. When we brought the collection from St. Petersburg to Moscow, we did not steam it, it did not crumple. It is made of ecological materials, it is a synthetic that does not crumple, requires little water when washing, gets dirty less and is very tactile pleasant to the body. This topic of recycling, ecology and so on, we showed all this at fashion week.

Who is the Ianis Chamalidy brand for? Can you describe its target audience?

Today I dress a lot of artists, actors, people of creative professions, of course, and business people too, but most of my clients are business people who are in their own business, very creative people who go beyond the general concepts of style and beauty.

Ianis Chamalidy is a well-known brand in Russia. Would you like the brand to exist on the world market in the future?

Of course we want the brand to exist all over the world because customers wear IANIS CHAMALIDY clothes all over the world and the understanding of the brand is more global. It is like a reaction to cultural events, to a person, a global person, a person of the world, he travels, he has no borders, a person is absolutely free, a person of the world. For such free, creative, creative people, I create a collection, of course, this is a global client.

How would you describe today’s fashion and what feelings does evoke in you?

I see fashion today as very positive because fashion is always a tool for gaining freedom and fashion today offers a large number of solutions, ranging from absurd, ridiculous and useless, but as a manifestation of creative freedom, inner endless awakening of the personality, but the other side is very reasonable and caring about the future of a person. Fashion for me today shows the triumph of a person’s creativity and it inspires me very much.

ianischamalidy.com

BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022: „This Misfits“ at the project room of the Helmut Newton Foundation + „Jetzt“ at the Reinbeckhallen // Duration BPW: 2 – 9 September 2022 throughout Berlin

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Alec Soth, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2020 © Alec Soth and Magnum Photos courtesy Loock Gallery Berlin

BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022: "This Misfits" at the project room of the Helmut Newton Foundation + "Jetzt" at the Reinbeckhallen // Duration BPW: 2 - 9 September 2022 throughout Berlin

Press conference: 2 September 2022, 11 am @ Arena Berlin
Duration: 2 – 4 September 2022 @ Arena Berlin / until 9 September 2022 at satellite locations
Main Location: Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse 4, 12435 Berlin

This year’s BERLIN PHOTO WEEK will take place from 2 to 4 September 2022 at Arena Berlin and has attracted renowned Berlin cultural institutions with top-class programs as partners. Visitors can look forward to celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the famous photographer agency Magnum Photos during BERLIN PHOTO WEEK with exhibitions of outstanding masterpieces by iconic photographers from around the world. BERLIN PHOTO WEEK’s cultural partners include Robert Morat Gallery, Helmut Newton Foundation, CHAUSSEE 36, Reinbeckhallen Foundation, Loock Gallery, and GALERIE BUCHKUNST BERLIN.

“What a marvelous opportunity for the photography and cultural scene of the city of Berlin that BERLIN PHOTO WEEK is organizing this important anniversary of Magnum Photos. We are delighted to be part of the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK again. We are presenting two exhibitions with Magnum photographers and are participating in the supporting program.” (Mona Mathé, Director, CHAUSSEE 36).

“We welcome the initiative of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK to connect renowned cultural institutions in Berlin for the 75th anniversary of Magnum Photos. The Reinbeckhallen Foundation will present the exhibition Jetzt: Magnum Photos (Now: Magnum Photos) from 1 September to 27 November 2022. Curated by Candice M. Hamelin, the show provides insight into the agency through contemporary works by more than 15 photographers. Taking up this year’s BERLIN PHOTO WEEK theme, it makes a strong contribution to the festival’s exhibition and supporting program. We are excited to be part of the momentum celebrating the medium of photography and Magnum Photos across Berlin with international appeal.” (Solange Lingnau, Director, Reinbeckhallen Foundation).

“We have planned a showcase of work by Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson from his last two projects. New publications are available for both series. An opening event has been arranged with Christopher Anderson to kick off the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK. The exhibition will run through 15 October.” (Robert Morat, Robert Morat Gallery).

“We are thrilled to present Magnum photographer Alec Soth’s recent work, A Pound of Pictures, as part of BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022. Alec Soth, one of the most renowned US photographers of his generation, has been represented by us for two decades.” (Friedrich Loock, Loock Gallery)