If you’re in Berlin – do this!

This is just a quick post to draw your attention to an awesome exhibition opening shortly in Berlin. The exhibition is called “Atmosphère – Intuition formt Stemming” and features four photographers, including friend of Pinholista Larissa Honsek (Novemberkind). More details can be found here.

Details of the exhibition are in German, to save you the trouble I have Google translated below. Oh, and the image used here is from the linked website and is copyright Larissa Honsek, please respect that.


There’s is now a proper English translation, the text below is taken straight from the site (and can also be found by following the link).

To the translation:

“The 4 photographers from Germany, France and Italy show each in their individual way highly aesthetical analogue works, mainly pinhole photography. Without a viewfinder intuition – the premonition of how the image might turn out – plays a central role. Another focus is on photography as a craft. In contrast to quick selfies, all images are the result of a careful manual preparation and production – slow photography.

Laura Fiorio (Italy) creates images of Liquid Cities by portraying medieval towns like Venice, Verona or Valencia applying extremely long exposure with her self-constructed pinhole cameras. The outcome reminds of the early years of photography and contrasts the time-consuming practise of pinhole photography and the increasing pace of modern society that serves as a metaphor for the endless flood of digital images.

Jeanne Fredac (France) travelled to Burkina Faso to portray wild animals in the steppe as well as mine workers in one of the poorest areas of the country with her pinhole camera. Thanks to the physical presence and extraordinary shape and technology of the camera, she managed to raise the interest of people and gain their confidence. Curiously, she was rumoured to be a voodoo priestess with her black box and within days everyone knew who she was and what she was doing. It was important for her to show the locals that one does not need to buy an expensive camera to take pictures but it can be easily built with little resources.

Larissa Honsek (Berlin) loves to experiment with light and so she goes all the way to discover interesting sources of light that she can capture with her pinhole camera. For Atmosphere, she used objects like fireworks, sparklers, bicycle lamps, LED-chains, mobile phones and light swords. In one series, these objects illuminate a whole forest with magical energy; in another series light is captured in a black box and forced into predetermined shapes.

Laure Gilquin (France) went on a nightly expedition across the Senegalese capital Dakar for her series Dox rek – just go. Attracted by the dark and guided by scarce flickers of light like a glowing cigarette, a flickering television or a ray of light falling through a slightly open door. The light opens passages, it transforms facades of buildings into huge projection screens. The view enters these spaces and wanders around.

In addition to the exhibition, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain will host a series of pinhole photography workshops for different age groups in March. For more info and registration please contact fotogalerie@kulturring.org

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