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.
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
In Germany Fuerteventura Behind the Scenes can be purchased at Galerie Kleebolte
and on Fuerteventura the book is sold at Casa de la Naturaleza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: Ealing Broadway Police, 67-69 Uxbridge Road, W5 5SJ, London
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]
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
Ihr Bildband Menschen & Kulturen bietet einen Gesamteinblick in die Vielfalt von Angelikas Arbeit.
Für Anfragen oder Besuche, bitte die Galerie direkt kontaktieren:
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
Opening times: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am – 5pm, Thu 10am – 7pm
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.
The photo was taken in the neighbourhood just outside the local Wickes shop.
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
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.
Today I would like to invite you to the one photo exhibition you all can attend regardless where you live in the world.
Showing a selection from this year's project corona_diary_2020, you might be surprised how different the work is from my usual photo projects.
And if you would like to see more, until the end of the year I am showing a wider selection of this project on Instagram @angelikaberndtphoto: corona_diary_2020
Please join me on a tour around our virutal photo exhibition
Fresh off the press my new photo book is now available in Germany at Galerie Ludwig Keebolte as a signed limited edition of 200 copies.
To get your copy please contact
Galerie Ludwig Kleebolte
Tel: +49 170 21 76 397
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