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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
Creating an echo to my exhibition at St Martins-In-the-Field, Trafalgar Square, selected work from China Today is now showing at the other end of the city at my favourite gallery in town: The Greenwich Gallery.
This is a unique constellation, where exhibits of the same project are showing in different parts of London, recreating the original link and dialogue between cultures and spaces that gave origin to this photo study. Based on the concept to develop a photo story originating from an ongoing dialogue between strangers, the resulting photo study of China Today is the portrayal of a country in transition. The presented work sums up the relationship between the traditional Chinese way-of-life and the emerging modern mega-city.
Designed as a Christmas exhibition, the work will be showing
19 Dec. 2019 – 15 Jan. 2020
At: The Greenwich Gallery
Opening times: Mon–Fri 9am–5.00pm; Sat and Sun 1–5pm (closed on bank holidays)
Address: Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS
Exhibiting in St Martins-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square
China Today: A walk between the past and the future
The photo project China Today is the study of a country in transition. Set between the traditional Chinese way-of-living and the modern mega-city, the project was developed over a period of four years and several visits to Chongqing, Chengdu and surrounding areas.
In line with the strong social and cultural character of the work, a selection of the project is now showing at St Martins-in-the-Field in the Bishop Ho Ming Wah Association & Community Centre. Based just opposite from the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, St Martins-in-the-Field is known for its strong support of social causes and the Bishop Ho Ming Wah Association & Community Centre situated in the basement of the church was set up to provide important and necessary support to the many Chinese immigrants living in London. Following the tradition set last year when a selection of this work was exhibited in the Sahne Art Museum in Chengdu, China, this project is again finding a Chinese audience amongst the many visitors of St Martins-in-the-Field.
Dates: 22 Nov 2019 – 28 Feb 2020
Venue: The Bishop Ho Ming Wah Association & Community Centre
Viewing: Please call to make an appointment: 020 7766 1141
Beginning of summer I engaged in a project of a different kind. Staying in North Germany on a horse farm I immersed myself in the daily activities of a life with horses. Following the every-day tasks of the Joka Farm from dawn to dusk, I learned about the people, the horses and the challenges of small scale farming in Germany. Embedded in the local culture, I met the people, the horses and took part in all activities. The result is a narrative in pictures of the daily joys and challenges of this very different life-style.
My next exhibition is at the Greenwich Gallery
From 17–30 June 2019 a selection of my work from Dessie, Ethiopia, will be showing as part of the 12th Greenwich Annuale.
Venue: Greenwich Gallery
Opening times: Mon–Fri 9am–5.00pm; Sat and Sun 1–5pm
Private View: Thu 20 June 6.30-8pm
Address: Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS
Follow me on instagram @angelikaberndtphoto
From now on you will be able to see a wider range of my portfolio and regular updates on @angelikaberndtphoto
In March I was back working in Ethiopia this time with the German help-organisation called Äthiopien-Hilfe Freinsheim. Äthiopien-Hilfe Freinsheim work exclusively in Dessie in the Amhara in the north-central part of the country. Based in Dessie I worked for two weeks on a photo-consultancy project, developing insight into the local culture and many of the difficult living conditions in town. The founders of Äthiopien-Hilfe Freinsheim have a well-established relationship with the people of Dessie as they have worked in town for more than 20 years.
Traditionally Äthiopien-Hilfe Freinsheim have successfully worked with street children and are now considering expanding their projects to include support for those affected by the loss of relatives due to AIDS. The high occurrence of AIDS related deaths in the region means that both young children and the elderly are left to fend for themselves as many of the adults or "middle" generation fall victims to the disease.
Part of my photo-consultancy was to develop a portfolio that portraits this difficult reality and shows how local communities are dealing with the needs of those left behind in the moment. Working closely with local staff and partners, I walked Dessie's streets for over two weeks and visited many neighbourhoods and homes to meet the helpers and the helped.
Starting the beginning of 2019 in Brazil I had the pleasure to work with the Brazilian musical trio Yundu Voices in their home town Ubatuba. Working within the local natural environment, the three female singers explored the influence of nature and indigenous traditions to their music.
Since November Galerie Kleebolte are representing a selection of my photos and you can now purchase limited edition prints of my photos from the gallery.
For further details, please visit their website.
My photo reportage on women, medicine and women's health in Ethiopia has been published by Burda in their German women's magazine "Freundin". The reportage was a collaboration in photo and text with the German journalist Stephanie von Aretin.
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