Back at BEAT

Back in London in time for the Ealing Art Trail I am thrilled to invite you to my next exhibition.
Over the next two weekends I am taking part in a group show with London Independent Photography at the Rickyard.

Contemplating walking aimlessly I took up the challenge to look at my photography from a different angle and found some interesting insights...

Venue: The Rickyard, Walpole Park, London W5 5BS

Dates: Weekends 10–11 Sept and 17–18 Sept 2022

Opens: 12noon – 6pm

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Angelika Berndt exhibiting at the Rickyard in Ealing, London W5Angelika Berndt-BEAT22


Published in Diario de Fuerteventura

And this is what the local press say about my exhibition at Casa Naturalez in the heart of Fueteventura.

 

Diario de Fuerteventura about Angelika Berndt photographyDDF68-Agostode2022 33

Diario de Fuerteventura, August 2022.


Living Spaces – Exhibiting on Fuerteventura

The concept Living Spaces was especially designed for this exhibition on Fuerteventura, bringing together three major projects to introduce the concept of different living spaces that exist thousands of miles apart and in a seemingly parallel universe.

Wandering from Fuerteventura to London and then to China, there is this strange sensation that the changing world we witness in one place, is, in some way, influencing the life-space of the other. 

Combining colour and black & white to show different concepts of understanding and communicating, this exhibition introduces the concept of past and present and changing cultures. 

All three projects Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes, China Today and London Today all have been designed with a similar concept in mind, to look at transformation and persisted traditions in a competitive world.

Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes was developed when Angelika found herself grounded on Fuerteventura during the major European lockdown beginning of 2021. For over two months Angelika roamed the island, uncovering a past and present of dreams and survival.

It is this project and the book launch of the book with the same title Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes that has now brought Angelika and her work back to Fuerteventura.

Living Spaces can be seen at Casa Naturaleza, Vega de Rio Palma, Fuerteventura until the end of August 2022.

Opening times Tue – Sun 11am to 5pm.

 

 

Living Spaces, exhibition on Fuerteventura August 2022Living Spaces exhib-1

 

 

 

Living Spaces, the concept of three major projects  meeingg in one spaceLiving Spaces exhib-2

 

 

 

Living Spaces, Angelika Berndt exhibition three majour bodies of work on FuerteventuraLiving Spaces exhib-3

 

 

 

 


New Book: Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes

The new book is out now!

Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes tells the story about a Fuerteventura that has seemingly been forgotten, a Fuerteventura, which has existed for many centuries and has long since adapted to the ever-changing climate and influx of different cultures.

With 75 well-presented photographs Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes takes the reader on a discovery journey into an arid landscape where human existence and agriculture have reinvented themselves through the centuries and survived despite the many draughts and scarceness of water. The reader is invited to meet a very different reality and is introduced to the testimonies of broken dreams and past times represented by unused buildings and deserted hotels. It is a narrative that is skilfully woven together with a minimum of words. It produces a visual essay that is memorable.

The book Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes is available as paperback in the usual format

To order your book, please get in touch.

 

 

Photo book: Fuerteventura Behind the ScenesPhoto book

 

In Germany Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes can be purchased at Galerie Kleebolte

and on Fuerteventura the book is sold at Casa de la Naturaleza.


Project work in The Gambia

Back from Brazil, I spend the month of April in The Gambia conducting a photo-study for Project Aid The Gambia in Manjay, Buniadu and Jahaly.  Project Aid The Gambia are a well established charity and provide much needed medical assistance and early education in remote areas. My visit coincided with both Easter and Ramadan, which gave me an interesting and diverse insight into how religion defines the local culture and life-style. Living with the staff and within the local communities I joined them in their daily routines to learn about their joys and sorrows and how Ramadan affected the daily routines, work and communal life. The result is an extensive photo-document giving insight into the project work, the local reality and daily routines of the people.      

 

Working with Project Aid The Gambia Angelika_Berndt-Gambia-1

 

 

Working with Project Aid The GambiaAngelika_Berndt-Gambia-2

 

 

Working with Project Aid The Gambia Angelika_Berndt-Gambia-3


Back at Iracambi

During my annual visit to Brazil I was invited back to Iracambi to follow up on my photo research from 2015. Iracambi is a Mata Atlantica reforestation project located in Minas Gerais in an area that is mostly defined by traditional agricultural practices. This year my project was about meeting the locals living around Iracambi and who are engaged in the wider reforestation and renaturalisation effort. The result was an interesting investigation into the history of Rosario de Limeira and the new neo-ruralistas, intellectual people who move from the cities to the rural areas to live their ecological ideals.

 

 

Photo study Iracambi 2022Iracambi2022-1

 

 

Photo study Iracambi 2022Iracambi2022-2

 

 

Photo study Iracambi 2022Iracambi2022-3

 

 

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London Today

It’s been in the making for several years, London Today was designed to follow on from China Today. The project followed a challenge that was presented to me at a presentation of China Today in London; I was asked whether I could produce a similar project in London. So for years I have been roaming the streets of London. Meeting those still working in traditional professions or executing traditional ceremonies, looking at new development or simply every-day life, I was always concerned to find out more about life and traditons in London. This project is by far not over and the collection continues growing with every kind cooperation of yet another amazing person to take part. But London Today has also matured enough to be finally presented to the public.
Please find here a selection of London Today, Between tradition and growth: a city in transition.

 

London Today. Between Tradition and Growth: A city in transition.


Wine harvest in England

Beginning of October I was invited to work for a private client in Herefordshire to document their first wine harvest. Staying with the family in their mansion and joining the staff on their whereabouts, I gained a good insight into the local traditions, the wine culture and the history in the region. This was my first insight into agricultural production in England and it allowed a very interesting comparison to other occasions when I was invited to cover harvest productions on farms in Latin America.

 

Wine harvest Herefordshire.Angelika Berndt-WH-1

 

 

WIne harvest in HerefordshireAngelika Berndt-WH-2

 

 

Wine harvest in HerefordshireAngelika Berndt-WH-3

 


Unlocked - London's tallest outdoor exhibition

Taking part in London's tallest outdoor exhibition.

Unlocked is an innovative outdoor photo exhibition that was installed on September 11, 2021 across the whole front of the Ealing police station building. Unlocked is a cooperative project of the Ealing LIP group in response to the unreal and surreal experience of a year of different lockdown experiences.
Beginning of 2021 I found myself locked out of Britain during the most severe lockdown Europe and Great Britain experienced. Air traffick came to a near standstill and British Airways was grounded, and I found myself "locked out" on Fuerteventura and did not know then that I was to remain on the island for another two months before finally finding a way to get home to London. The picture exhibited at the front of the police station is from that experience.

 

Unlocked – London's tallest outdoor exhibitionAngelika Berndt-FG21

 

Generously sponsored by Gogar Services, Fujifilm and Clarion Futures along with crowdfunding and art lovers. We like to thank the Ealing Police to grant us the permission to use their building.

 

Unlocked Angelika Berndt-FG21-3

 

Address: Ealing Broadway Police, 67-69 Uxbridge Road, W5 5SJ, London

 

 

 


Featured in Kulturkalendar

The German Ethiopian Society have just relaunched their very popular annual Kulturkalendar with a brand new design and I am delighted that they have decided to feature me as their lead artist for 2022.

Over the years I have worked repeatedly with the DÄV (the German Ethiopian Society) and I feel honoured that they have decided to promote my work again.

On sale now, the calendar is very popular and is shipped to over 21 countries worldwide in its Englisch or German version. For all interested to obtain the calendar, please contact the DÄV directly at [email protected]
Please note that all orders need to be placed until the end of August 2021.

 

DAES Calendar 2022  - German Ethiopian SocietyDAeS Calendar 2022 001 Titel

 

DAES Calendar 2022 - German Ethiopian Society featuring Angelika BerndtDAeS Calendar 2022 014 December

 


Presenting at Afrika-Tage Düsseldorf

It is a great honour for me to be invited to present my work at the Afrika-Tage Düsseldorf.

On Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 Aug 2021 I will give a presentation on

Eine fotografische Reise durch die Kulturen – Alltagskultur, kulturelle Toleranz und Völkerverständnis

For further details about time and place please refer to the Afrika-Tage Düsseldorf programm page

https://afrikatage-duesseldorf.com/programm/

 

Taking part at the Afrika-Tage Dusseldorf @Enije@Enije


Menschen & Kulturen

Ihr Bildband Menschen & Kulturen bietet einen Gesamteinblick in die Vielfalt von Angelikas Arbeit.
Das Buch stellt eine einmalige Sammlung ihrer bekanntesten Werke dar und ist als handsigniertes Exemplar bei der Galerie Ludwig Kleebolte erhältlich. Bitte für alle Anfragen, die Galerie Ludwig Kleebolte kontaktieren.

 

IMG_3553Menschen & KulturenEin Einblick in fremde Kulturen und Lebensarten.

 

Für Anfragen oder Besuche, bitte die Galerie direkt kontaktieren:
Telefonnummer : 0170 21 76 397
Showroom: Wigstraße 3, 45239 Essen,
Termine nach Vereinbarung!

 


Next exhibition: Pitzhanger Gallery

As London is slowly coming out of lockdown I am delighted to announce that I will be taking part in the Pitzhanger Gallery's first public exhibition.

27 May – 6 June 2021

Pitzhanger Gallery
Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ

Opening times: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am – 5pm, Thu 10am – 7pm
Please note that you may have to book a ticket in advance, please click here for further information.
 

In line with the theme This is Ealing, I will be showing work from last year's personal project Corona Diary 2020. This year-long documentary project was already well published during 2020, showing in online exhibitions, featured in the fLIP magazine and attracted a large number of followers on Instagram. Now the project will have its first presentation in a gallery. All photos were taken with and edited on my mobile phone opening a new chapter in my photography practice.

 

 

Angelika Berndt-CDPGAngelika Berndt-CDPG

 

The photo was taken in the neighbourhood just outside the local Wickes shop.


Supporting Project Aid The Gambia

This year Project Aid The Gambia are celebrating 30 years of medical support in The Gambia and to mark this special occasion PAG have published a calendar for 2021. The calendar features several of my photos and can be purchased directly from Project Aid the Gambia. All proceeds are used to finance much needed medical support for the people in The Gambia.

Please contact Project Aid The Gambia directly at [email protected] to purchase your calendar

 

Supporting medical work in The GambiaPAG Kalender edited

 

Interested to learn more?  Click here to see the full story
Limited edition prints can be bought at Galerie Ludwig Kleebolte.


Published in fLIP

Corona Diary 2020 is now featured in fLIP, the magazine of London Independent Photography. The project documented the changes imposed during the Covid lockdown in the UK and Germany, following developments since the early beginnings in March 2020 when the pandemic rapidly spread through Europe. Combining photo journalism, self-portrait and art photography, the project gives a very personal and yet universal account of how the Corona pandemic disrupted the economy and changed our daily routines.

fLIP magazine is published and distributed by London Independent Photography.

A wider selection of the project is currently being featured on Instagram as corona_diary_2020 until end of January 2021.

 

Corona_diary_2020 published in fLIPCorona_diary_2020

 

 

Lockdown in London Corona diary 2020

 

 

Corona_diary_2020 personal moments Corona Diary 2020

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