From 6 – 12 December 2017 my work will be showing at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
Before the end of year I am back in London and taking part in the LIP 29th Annual Exhibition.
Venue: Old Truman Brewery
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm; Mon 11am-5pm; Tue 11am-3pm
Address: Unit 11, Dray Walk, London E1 6QL
Trains & Tube: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Station, Old Street
At the LIP 29th Annual Exhibition you can have a glimpse at my documentary work about China today.
At the Integrationsveranstaltung AES_V7 in Vienna, the AUSTRIAN-ETHIOPIAN SOCIETY are now showing a wider selection of my Ethiopia portfolio.
The event will be held on: 01/12/2017 from 13.00
Venue: WKO [forum] Vienna, Operngasse 17-21, 5. Stock, 1040 Vienna, Austria
During the event the exhibited photos will be auctioned in support of the AUSTRIAN-ETHIOPIAN SOCIETY.
A selection of my Ethiopia portfolio will be exhibited at the Äthiopientag 2017 in Freinsheim, Germany.
Date: 05/11/2017 from 11.00
Venue: Von-Busch-Hof Freinsheim
During the event the exhibited photos will be auctioned in support of the Äthiopien Hilfe Freinsheim.
My next exhibition is in Ealing!
This year I am taking part in BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail)
The exhibition opens 6 to 16 September and will showcase work I did in London.
Venue: St Mary's Church, St Marys Rd, Ealing, W5 5RH
Opening times: Mon-Thurs 9:30am-5:00pm, Fri 9:30am-8:00pm, Sat 11am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00noon - 6:00pm
Private View: Wednesday 6 Sept from 7 – 9.30pm
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
Private View: Thursday 17 Aug from 6.30 – 8.30pm
The German–Ethiopian Association (Deutsch-Äthiopischer Verein) published a two-page article about my photographic work in Ethiopia in their latest newsletter 06/17.
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.
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.
My photo Urban Farming won the Public's Choice Award at Photofusion's Salon/16.
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.
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
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
Address: 17A Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LA
At Salon/16 you have the chance to have a glimpse at my latest project about modern China.
Launch Party: next Thursday, 8 December from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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