Exhibiting at the Greenwich Gallery

My next exhibition is at the Greenwich Gallery

From 14 to 27 August selected photos from my project China Today will be shown as part of the 10th Greenwich Annuale.

Venue: Greenwich Gallery

Opening times: Mon–Fri 9am–5.00pm; Sat and Sun 12–4pm

Address: Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS
Walking distance from Greenwich Station (trains and DLR)

Private View: Thursday 17 Aug from 6.30 – 8.30pm

 

 

From my project China Today

 


Published in Germany

Article about the work of Angelika Berndt photography was published in Germany.

 

The German–Ethiopian Association (Deutsch-Äthiopischer Verein) published a two-page article about my photographic work in Ethiopia in their latest newsletter 06/17.

 

 


Installing water pumps in Chad

Providing water pumps in Tchad's remote areas

 

Chad, 2017. Refugees from the Central African Republic fetching water at a newly installed water pump.

Earlier this year I travelled through Chad with a missionary from the Lutheran Brotherhood. Part of their activities in Chad is to facilitate installation of water pumps in remote areas. Working closely with the community, they support and partially finance the installation of water pumps. In areas where the next water hole is a long walk away and will often provide unhealthy water, this makes a big difference to the communities. The water from the pumps has drinking water quality. In the southern part of the country the pump project also works with refugees from the Central African Republic.

Having had the opportunity to learn more about the people and the subject, I am now interested to continue working in collaboration with similar projects in Africa.


Working for NABU in Ethiopia

Women working in a reforestation project around Lake Tana in the North of Ethiopia

 

Lake Tana area, Ethiopia, 2017. Women working in a reforestation project.

Beginning of the year I travelled back to Ethiopia, this time to work again for NABU, the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union. Travelling around the Lake Tana area with the local NABU staff, I documented the many aspects of their reforestation projects which are a collaboration between NABU, the local government and the local population.


Winner of the Public's Choice Award

My photo Urban Farming won the Public's Choice Award at Photofusion's Salon/16.

 

Winner of the Public Choice Award at Photofusion


Home made

Harvesting beans in Costa Rica

 

Bustamante, Costa Rica, 2017. Harvesting beans.

Over Christmas and New Year's I visited Costa Rica to look into traditional subsistence farming. Some say that in Costa Rica "children are born with bread under their arms". This saying makes reference to the tradition of family farming which allowed families to live rather self-sufficient in the past. Today there are only few families still living in the old ways while the country is becoming more urbanised and people buy their food supplies in the super markets. In Bustamante some still eat the beans they plant and harvest on their own land.


Exhibiting at Salon/16

My next exhibition is in Brixton.

This time my work will be showing at Photofusion where I am taking part in Salon/16.

From Friday 9 December – 28 January 2017 my work will be showing in Salon/16

Venue: Photofusion

Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat

Address: 17A Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LA
Walking distance from Brixton tube station

At Salon/16 you have the chance to have a glimpse at my latest project about modern China.
Making a big step in a new direction, this time I present my work in Black & White.

Launch Party: next Thursday, 8 December from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

 

 

 


China

Chinese family having lunch in their home

 

 

Long Xing, China, 2016. Family lunch.

This was my third visit to China, a country I am becoming increasingly fascinated with. Exploring the question Who is China? I visited the cities of Nanjing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing and surroundings over the last three years. The project is still in the making, so watch this space.


Back from Ethiopia

Derashe culture in Ethiopia

 

 

Gidole, Ethiopia, 2016. Derashe woman.

Back in London after spending three weeks in Ethiopia where I worked with EthioGuzo and the Cultural Office on a research about the local Derashe culture in and around Gidole town. The Derashe are one of the many different indigenous nations that make up the people of Ethiopia. The Derashe consist of nine clans. Each Clan is organised by their chiefs who report to the Head of Clan. The men always carry the name of the clan while the women marry into their husbands clan. Members of the same clan are not allowed to marry.


Going back to Ethiopia

Working with the local population in Ethiopia

 

 

This month I am going back to Ethiopia to work with EthioGuzo in and around Gidole. Visiting the area for the first time my task is to document the local traditions and life-style working closely with the local population. On my way through Addis Ababa I plan to visit the Meskal Festival, a long standing tradition in the country.


Out in France attending VISA pour l'image

Visiting VISA pour L'Image

 

From end of August I will be attending the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France. VISA pour l'image has been running since 1989 and is one of the few international photography festivals specialising on photo journalism.

If you are in the area and would like to meet up, please get in touch.


Exhibiting at the Greenwich Gallery

My next exhibition will be in Greenwich

 

From 8 to 21 of August a selection of my work will be shown as part of the 9th Greenwich Annuale.
This year I will show work from my project Coffee Harvest in Costa Rica and from my Ethiopia project.

Venue: Greenwich Gallery

Opening times: Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm; Sat and Sun 1–5pm

Address: Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS
Walking distance from Greenwich Station (trains and DLR)

Private View: Thursday 11 Aug from 6.30 – 8.30pm

I hope to see you there!

 

 

Exhibiting in the Greenwich Gallery


Cranbrook Estate, London East End

Crambrook Estate, West London, UK

 

London, 2016. Cranbrook Estate, East End.

Continuing to photograph the urban environment and close to home, earlier in the year I spend a weekend in London's East End working closely with Laura Nobel and Robert Clayton exploring the Cranbrook Estate, studying its dream to create affordable housing for all, and meeting some of its occupants, who told me about the English working class reality and their history.

The Cranbrook Estate is a housing estate designed by Francis Skinner, Douglas Bailey and Berthold Lubetkin and was first opened in 1963.


Working with Element Arts

Working withe Element Arts in London

 

London, 2016. Ella Mesma Company

Working in the urban environment and close to home, this Spring I was invited back to work with Element Arts. Covering the event Roots of Rumba at the RichMix in East London, I spend two days with the performers of the Ella Mesma Company and their many guests. The event was funded by the Arts Council and show-cased ten different dance performances with participants from around the world, including Tierra Morena from Sweden, Myriam Cadri from the USA and Luanda Pau from Cuba.


Hot Spring

Boy sitting in a hot spring near Bonga in the Kafa region

 

Ethiopia, Kaffa, 2015. Boys bathing in hot spring.

While working for NABU in the Kaffa region I visited the hot spring off the beaten track near Bonga. The hot spring is very popular with the local population who believe it has healing powers. Depending on the individual case, people may visit for a day or stay for up to two weeks. The boys were enjoying a more shallow part of the river, where the water is hotter.

If you would like to see more photos of this set, please click here.