Longing to belong / 2017

 

 

2017   I was invited to Valparaíso, a seaport in Chile, to take pictures of migrants.

I didn´t know anything about Chile and nothing about Valparaíso.

Walking around the streets, I found them crowded with people.

 At times I asked passers-by,

if I might take a picture of them, and most of the time they agreed.

Their lack of distrust surprised me.

 

I didn´t know what I was looking for, I just reacted to what I saw and what I sensed,

just to find out later what it was all about, and it was, as always, also about me.

 

I saw tiredness and pain, and I saw longing.

The sun flickered into my face

and I asked myself if sometimes homelessness

doesn’t begin right there where you were born.

 

 

 

The project was created during my “artist in residency”,

in Chile and exhibited as part of a group exhibition in Valparaiso and later on in Santiago de Chile.

Thanks to RODRIGO GÓMEZ-ROVIRA,  ANAMARÍA BRIEDE, LAURA QUIROZ, and FREDDY OJEDA.

Their support and hospitality made my work possible.

 

“Artist in residence” in Valparaiso, Chile 26.10 – 20.11.2017

 

2018 I was invited to  exhibit “longing to belong”   at the Projektraum Fotografie.

Here I got a lot of generous help by :

GERHARD KURTZ, DANIEL SADROWSKI, MARITA BULLMANN,  und JÖRN VANSELOW.

 

 

 

 

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