Photo Exhibits at Goethe Institut-Manila

Deutschlandbilder - Images of Germany
8 Photographic Positions of the Agency OSTKREUZ

Opening Reception:
on Thursday, 7 June at 6pm

Photo Exhibition
June 7 to June 14, 2007
Goethe-Institut Manila

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Free admission
Phone: +63 2 8405723-24

Ostkreuz is the name of the largest and most important metro station in East Berlin. Fifteen years ago, seven photographers from East Germany founded an agency with the same name. Its goal then was to produce works with a critical view of the situation in the German Democratic Republic. Years later, Ostkreuz, the agency, is now a highly successful supplier of serial reportages and one-off photo-essays that grace the pages of German and international newspapers and magazines. Its membership has expanded to seventeen photographers, with the youngest members in their early twenties and on the threshold of their careers, while the oldest are over sixty and internationally renowned. Now an established and highly regarded institution, Ostkreuz takes pride in its adherence to the authorship principle that affords each photographer individual creative freedom.

In 2005, in celebration of its fifteenth anniversary, OSTKREUZ put together a special exhibit: “Images of Germany” is an examination of present-day Germany. Much has changed in German society over the past twenty years, and very often it is the small things in life that illuminate these changes. The eight photographic sequences featured in the exhibit examine these changes by highlighting the concept of native identity or homeland both as a geographical, social and political determinant, and also as an expression of sentiments and yearnings.

The exhibit features works by Thomas Meyer, Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Anne Schönhartig, Sibylle Bergemann, Linn Schröder, Annette Hauschild, Ute Mahler and Wolfgang Bellwinkel.

Related link (German):

Global Warming and its Effects on Southeast Asia
Lecture by Dr. Jörg Bodenbender

27 June 2007 at 3pm
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City

Dr. Jörg Bodenbender of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (Karlsruhe) in Germany talks about global warming in Southeast Asia. As part of his lecture, Dr. Bodenbender will also be showing his aerial photographs of the Alps - in particular of the retreating Alpine glaciers - to illustrate the effects of global warming in that part of the world.

Artist talk on aerial photography
Dr. Jörg Bodenbender

29 June 2007, 7pm
Silverlens Gallery, Yupangco Building 2
2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City
Free admission

Source: Goethe Institut Manila

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