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
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.