Views on Africa

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On the occasion the Cologne Photoszene Festivals Photokina laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen will show the works of six multiple awarded photographers represented by laif – covering different thematic and photographic approaches to the topic “Africa” in the Art Spaces of the Michael Horbach Foundation in the exhibition  Views on Africa.

Per-Anders Pettersson, Jan Grarup, Christian Lutz (VU), Obie Oberholzer, Peter Bialobrzeski and Thomas Dorn will present their personal views on Africa from very different angles.

They accompany people between gold rush fever and disillusion in the post-apartheid South Africa, they dive into the world of economy with its consequences for society and environment in Nigeria, into Somalia that is torn by war and terrorism, into the dreamlike world of traveling – which promises freedom and happiness, they present an insight into the living and bedrooms in the slums of Kliptown in South Africa and last but not least, they lead us into the world of African rhythms which reflect the diversity of this gorgeous continent.

  • Per-Anders Pettersson – Rainbow Transit
  • Jan Grarup – Somalia
  • Christian Lutz (VU) – Tropical Gift
  • Obie Oberholzer – Long Distance
  • Peter Bialobrzeski -Informal Arrangements
  • Thomas Dorn – Houn-Noukoun – Gesichter und Rhythmen Afrikas

The Vernissage will take place on Friday September 19, 2014 at 7 pm..

Andreas Trampe, Director of Photography of the German Magazine stern will give the opening speech.

  • Location: Kunsträume Michael Horbach Stiftung | Wormser Straße 23 | Cologne
  • Duration: September 20  to October 19, 2014
  • Opening Hours: At Photokina weekend, September 20 and 21, 2014 from 11 am – 7 pm
    Afterwards: Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 – 5 pm, Sundays from 11 am – 1 pm. And by arrangement, please call: +49 – 221 – 29 99 33 78

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