Contemporary American Photography In Germany; 7th International Photo Days In Mannheim/Ludwigshafen Page 2

Uncommon venues made the visit adventurous. Along with museums and galleries, shows were held in a closed indoor pool, an old fire station, and buildings under construction. With its interesting and extensive program, International Photo Days has now successfully found a spot among the other major photographic festivals of the world, like Houston, Moscow, Montreal, and Arles.

Steven Benson, "Red, White & Blue in Black and White"--Benson photographed after September 11th in Detroit and its environs.

Steve Hart, "A Bronx Family Album"--Hart proffers an unsentimental yet sensitive view of a Puerto Rican couple living in the Bronx, New York. Ralph and Sensa both have AIDS and have been driven to life's limits. Hart created a masterful portfolio of the lives of the HIV-positive parents and their healthy children.

Claudio Hils, "Neuland"--For the series "Neuland," produced between 1989 and '99, Hils recorded a decade of German history that began with the fall of the Berlin wall in November '89.

Dan Nelken, "Till the Cows Come Home"--Nelken recorded the essence of time-honored ways of living and working. At a country fair all the stress of the year's hard work and hard times seem to fly away.

Hallenbad Nord (Indoor Swimming Pool North)--You might think this an unusual location for a photo exhibition--a closed indoor swimming pool in Ludwigshafen. Photo by Heiner Henninges.

Ben J. Fernandez, "Conscience: The Ultimate Weapon"--Fernandez's photography of Dr. Martin Luther King has toured the world and moved viewers everywhere.

Lauren Greenfield, "Girl Culture"--Greenfield has followed all the little girls in the nation.

Larry Fink, "Forbidden Pictures"--Body doubles for Bush and his corporate friends, a work inspired by the paintings of George Grosz and Otto Dix.

James Lerager, "Nuclear History - Nuclear Destiny"--A documentary about the victims, consequences, and costs of the Atomic Age and the Cold War, witnessed from the nuclear testing ground in Los Alamos, Nevada, to Hiroshima and Chernobyl.


Enter your Shutterbug username.
Enter the password that accompanies your username.