Faith Love Hope
Graduation exhibition of the students OSTKREUZ School of Photography
13 November 2010 to 5 December 2010
Opening Friday, 12 November 2010 . 7 pm
With motifs ranging from the ruins of nuclear power plants and social pathologies to private life, factory work, and sex and arms fairs, the students of Professor Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons have produced final work that documents everything from historically charged sites to contemporary social phenomena and the feelings and attitudes of their generation. Their work occupies the space between classic photojournalism and conceptualist mise-en-scène, with pictures that offer both a subjective voice and an analytical perspective on human living spaces and conditions. These 21 young photographers have developed distinct visual languages throughout the course of their studies, adopting correspondingly diverse approaches to their independently chosen subjects.
These varied and personal forms of expression nonetheless share a theme-driven approach to photographic documentation and a rigorous artistic standard. In recent years, this approach has made the OSTKREUZ School of Photography one of the most renowned internationally oriented institutes for the study of photography in Germany. It lies at the core of its three-year course of study.
The OSTKREUZ photo agency and C/O Berlin have long shared an intensive partnership. With this exhibition, this collaboration is extended to the OSTKREUZ School of Photography. The exhibition presents the final projects of: Anikka Bauer, Angela Beilfluß, Ralf Bittner, Martin Genz, Leon Kahane, Sarah Kindermann, Katja Klemm, Dagmar Kolatschny, Mareike Lauken, Tanja Katharina Lindner, William Minke, Florian Oellers, Philip Poppek, Nora Scheidler, Michael Schulze, Simon Slipek, Rike Suckert, Franziska Taffelt, Caroline Wagner, Jonas Ludwig Walter, Anja Ligaya Weiß and Meil Yoen.
A limited-edition catalog of 500 copies with color photos in an A4 format will accompany the exhibition.