In 2011 the American photographer Jeffrey Ladd moved to Cologne, Germany, and began photographing his surroundings while learning the basics of the German language. In the process, he collected lists of interesting German vocabulary words (professions, places, things, common terms, and the outdated), which he juxtaposes with his black-and-white photographs.
In the 1970s, Leipzig central station was an unfulfilled promise to the world. The trains creaked and squealed piteously and the loudspeaker announcements went unheard in the nirvana of the huge station hall. Helga Paris’s series is a masterful study of a particular milieu with unmistakable characters—the marginal figures define the scenery of the endless...
Between November 1989 and December 1990, photographer Manfred Paul, who lived near the Wall in East Berlin, travelled along the line of the old border with a plate camera and a Polaroid camera in order to photograph this stone-faced witness not only as a relic of the political division but also as an element of the reality he himself had lived.
How one tilts the camera, holds it with both hands in front of the waist. How one looks through the viewfinder, gazes one-eyed into the world. How one hides it in stockings, behind the back, and how one lets it peep out from behind the corner of a building, as though it were a detective.
In Bure, a small French commune in the Meuse department in the Grand Est region, French and German opponents of nuclear power have been campaigning for decades against the construction of a permanent disposal site for highly radioactive nuclear waste.
The Apparatus shows a photographer taking photographs. We do not see what she is recording but we follow all the individual steps in the process: how she looks at her subject, how the camera behaves in relation to the body, how the body—the locomotor apparatus—turns towards the object.